My name is Tate Tullier, and I’m thrilled to see that you’re visiting my Cosmic Sobbing site! Growing up as an only child in St. Amant, Louisiana I spent hours and hours being alone with my books, art, and cat (and it was glorious). I have been working as a full time photographer for the last 20 years mainly doing weddings and portraiture (children, families, seniors, and so forth). I do always say I prefer be called an artist rather than solely a photographer - I dabble in SO many various types of creative outlets.
My 12 year old art series, Tub Time With Tate, has grown into such a wonderful project. I’ve made so many new friends out of strangers through that journey. I’ve been married to Sarah DesHotels Tullier (@sarahstyles) for almost 16 years. It’s definitely been an adventure (literally, she’s a Sagittarius sun)! We have a lovely 12 year old cat, Nola, who is our joy. Currently living in Austin, Texas nearby so many of our friends (especially our close knit DEAF community) and still long to eventually end up back in NYC someday (or LA? or an unknown destination?! I’ll leave it up to the universe to help guide that as we continue living our lives to its fullest.)
In the middle of 2020 through the “pandemic lockdown”, I was out of all sorts - out of work, frustrated with family and friends over political causes, and frankly just exhausted of people of all kinds. I’ve always been one to be more progressive with how reality in life should unfold. It has been frustrating because I see a world where we all can respect and coexist beautifully regardless of our path we choose individually. My personal detachment from reality comes and goes (and probably will always) because I’m aware I need to seclude myself from the world from time to time to reboot, replenish and revitalize my soul.
Last summer, after six months of not entering a bookstore, I was so excited when Barnes and Noble re-opened! Upon arrival, I was so disappointed to see all the magazines on their newsstand were all basically issues from before lockdown started. As I was walking out the bookstore - I noticed a book with these banging, amazing bright colors, ASTRO POETS : Your Guides to the Zodiac by Alex Dimitrov & Dorothea Lasky. Impulsively, I bought it within moments of picking it up. Needless to say, I read it under one day! After reading about the zodiac signs through their perspective - I instantly bought one more book the next day (How To Be An Astrologer by Constance Stellas) and my my, it was an complex read (even though if I were to read it again today, much less complex!). Somehow the same week as these book discoveries, I came across Astro Woke’s instagram account and started following it. They started promoting for Astro 101 for those who wanted to learn the basics of astrology - I signed up immediately. Learning through American Sign Language was so accessible for me being deaf. We are all so different so with this line I hope to inspire every person who purchases one of my shirts - to open conversation to the cosmic goodness. Growing up with a very religious background is part of who I am as a person but definitely not what I AM, I strongly believe that the it’s all interconnectedness wholly - whatever you belief in life you practice. Astrology mainly isn’t for everyone, but I guarantee you - if you keep an open mind, it’s certainly a fun thing to analyze/use as a life guide. Free will should be what makes us who we are, not a birth chart, not a guru, not a specific god, not our society No race, gender, religion, social class, sexual preference, and whatnot should never be superior above another - and I will always fight for the greater good for all, not just one power group.
I invite you to “sob” along with me,
Tate *Aquarius Sun Virgo Moon Virgo Rising*
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