Photo of the Exhausted Empath Award by Elaine Luther

The Exhausted Empath Award by Elaine Luther, Copyright 2021.

Do you have a friend with a sympathetic face? Or maybe you’re that person – people instantly feel they can trust you, and they talk your ear off. You wish they’d stop because frankly, it’s exhausting.

I have a friend like that, and I made this “Medal that You Wouldn’t Want to Earn,” for her/in honor of her plight. It’s called “Exhausted Empath/You’re Such a Good Listener.”

Materials: custom ribbon, vintage floral ribbon, grosgrain ribbon, found award circle, silicone ear.

Fabulous photography by the talented Dulce M. Rodriquez!