For illustrator Venus Libido, drawing isn’t just a part of her job, it’s also a form of therapy – a way to work through issues that matter to her most. Even though she only began illustrating last year, her comical, strikingly honest and sometimes controversial work has already attracted a following of more than 100,000 people on Instagram. But for Venus, her social following has become a community, with the platform acting as a safe space to exchange thoughts and experiences. As an extension of this, Venus also hosts her own panel events, where an audience is invited to discuss whatever is on their minds. Documenting difficult yet relatable topics has resulted in collaborative work with clients such as Glamour magazine, Vice, as well as support from the likes of Rihanna, who recently shared her work on Instagram stories. We find out about her working journey so far, from graduating with a degree in sculpture to working in prosthetics and set building.