Leah Pearlman may be responsible for creating Facebook’s “Like” button, but she didn’t initially find her life Likable. She was unhealthily driven by work, so much so that she couldn’t find time to visit her dad who was dying of cancer. Realizing her priorities were out of sync, she drew a comic strip to share something heavy in a way that felt light and liberating. She posted it to Facebook (obviously) and found others who connected with her drawings and witty insights, so she continued to draw and share them as “Dharma Comics.”  Her new book, Drawn Together: Uplifting Comics on the Curious Journey Through Life and Love is a compilation of her work.

Leah took a bold leap, leaving Facebook to draw full time as a way to work through her grief and explore her life from an honest place. As a result, Dharma Comics is now a popular web comic series that is rapidly growing with an online audience of more than 60,000 followers. Fans of Leah’s work include Arianna Huffington, Eckhart Tolle, Gisele Bundchen, and Brene Brown. She is interesting, articulate, and passionate about inspiring others to stay true to themselves.

In this interview, Leah talks about the transition from corporate to creative, the inspiration behind Dharma Comics and how drawing enabled her to tap into deeper self awareness.

Rose Caiola
Inspired. Rewired.

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