Anger is fear’s bodyguard

“Anger is fear’s bodyguard.” One of my favorite things about Insta is getting a chance to see so many other folks’ lettering work. I’ve especially liked the boldness of @tarwane. So when I was thinking back on the truth of this line from Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere, I knew his style would be perfect to play with her words.⁣ By the way, this is a great book. The plot is a well-crafted mystery, but it feels like it’s even more about relationships and family and perfection and growing up. Have you read Little Fires Everywhere? What did you think?

Anger is fear’s bodyguard

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a writer with a master's degree in psychology. Her service journalism and personal essays about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood have appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Romper, Elemental, and elsewhere. You can find the latest from Emily at

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