There are a thousand ways to give advice, comfort someone or share a thought.
One of them is that of Alessandra Olanow, who with her illustrations speaks about different themes that concern each of us.
Born in Canada, she now lives and works in Brooklyn with her daughter Coco, the protagonist of many of her works, especially those that concern the everyday life of the mother-daughter relationship.
Her illustrations are simple in their features but much deeper in their meaning.
In the last few months, Alessandra Olanow has dedicated herself to telling small moments of a life lived during the lockdown, from moments of reflection to those spent working inside the bed, to the liters of coffee without which it would have been difficult to make a day productive, to the books read thanks to the extra time.
There were also illustrations paying homage to George Floyd and the demonstrations linked to the Black Lives Matter movement against racism.
Her works contain messages that may seem obvious, but they are the ones we devote the least time to. They are invitations to listen to us and to listen to others, to be happy starting from ourselves, to fight for what we believe in but also to allow ourselves a break when everything becomes too much.