I am someone who has been hidden a lot of my life, except for in my art. Art is perhaps the only place I can turn off the fear and the pressure to be someone else. I can celebrate all parts of my identity- the female, the queer, the scared, the warrior, the artist -- and it's the closest I feel to being a part of a community. Even writing these words is a way of allowing my art to help me to be myself and to invite you in to this part of who I am. My personal mission is to spread these feelings of love and self-acceptance. To celebrate beauty that is missed by others. I believe art is meant to help us with healing, empowering, and thriving.
While my training as a psychologist influences my work, it is my own journey trying to better love and better be kind to myself that has made me feel so strongly about the messages in my art. My art is about empowerment, about recognizing beauty, about healing ourselves. Sometimes we need the wisdom of great thinkers and writers, sometimes we need affirmations to repeat to ourselves, and sometimes we just need to see ourselves through someone else’s eyes to thrive. Everyone has a story and their own struggle. Art can get us through it.
Don’t forget, for one minute, that you are not alone.
You are worthy.
You are beautiful.
You are enough.
With love and compassion,