In 2016, amid a very difficult time in my life, I started drawing. I had not drawn anything since I was very, very young. I stopped drawing as a child because I was told no one understood my drawings. But during this difficult time, I felt compelled to draw, like no amount of journal-writing could fully capture the emotional pain I was experiencing. And it worked. I felt satisfied that I had purged all of the emotional anguish onto the paper. After that, any time I have felt a strong emotion that seems too big and powerful to be distilled into words on a journal page, I draw what I am feeling.
The drawings I have uploaded onto this site have all been inspired by the many facets of recovery that I have experienced. I want to share them to raise awareness of mental illness in the hope that it will help others.