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I have always been inspired by Frida Kahlo and her self portraits. In 8th grade I drew my first symbolic self portrait. I left out details like my eyes and lips, but I emphasized my blemishes (or things I used to think were blemishes) It was relieving to finish and see that self portrait. I always found relief in self portraits, I would dabble in drawing, painting and photographing myself, mostly in times where I felt most lost.


In JAN 2020 I decided to start pursing my self portraits in a more deliberate way. I wanted to not only document my feelings, but translating them into visual imagery helps me process things that are troubling me. What I didn't expect was the amount of support that came with these images. I found that my visuals were not only my own voice but I was saying things that other people want to express also. 

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