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This Artist's Teacher Told Her To "Dial Down The Feminism" So She Turned The Critique Into Art

"How about we turn this feminism up to 11?"

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Meet London-based artist, Alex Ruth Bertulis-Fernandes. The 23-year-old is currently studying for a diploma in art and design.

Bertulis-Fernandes began making waves on Twitter this week after sharing her newest art piece that she said is inspired by her male teacher's critique that she "dial down the feminism" in her work.

Last week one of my art teachers suggested I 'dial down the feminism.' Today I showed him my newest piece:

@alexbertanades / Via Twitter: @alexbertanades

Her artwork has resonated loudly, with many people applauding her brilliant, creative response.

@Allison_Ivy79 / Via Twitter: @Allison_Ivy79

Her professor's critique really struck a nerve with people who've experienced similar comments throughout their lives.

@FransiscaLstyle / Via Twitter: @Allison_Ivy79

Many began asking her to sell the piece as a print.

@decca0830 / Via Twitter: @decca0830

Others asked to see more work from Bertulis-Fernandes, so she began posting other pieces on her Instagram.

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Bertulis-Fernandes posted a follow-up tweet saying that she's been overwhelmed by the positive response, and will look into creating prints of her piece soon.

Thanks for all the love shown to this piece, it really means the world. I'm a bit overwhelmed so it may take me som…

@alexbertanades / Via Twitter: @alexbertanades

BuzzFeed has reached out to Bertulis-Fernandes for comment.

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