I was born in the late 1980’s to a fashion designer/theologian mother and Poseidon off of the coast of California. I was raised in a suburb of Los Angeles and grew up on fairy tales, museums, theme parks, classic literature, pulp movies, The Cure, and mismatched Chuck Taylors. I won my first writing award as a pre-teen. My educational background was devoted to the arts and the media; I’ve got a Bachelor of Arts in Directing Theater and a Master of Arts in Media Studies. I’m a Jane of all trades and a master of none, and yes - I’m oftentimes better than a master of one.
My journey with mental health started shortly after my first writing award - at least, that is the first time I can remember being depressed. Anxiety has been ever present throughout my life. I was in an out of group therapy throughout school and didn’t enter individual therapy until my twenties. Writing and art have always been my go-to coping method. As someone who has spent their life writing, it was challenging for me to feel that I didn’t have the words to explain what I was feeling. However, through therapy, I found I had the words - I also had the stigma and the unnecessary shame.
My piece is called “I Was a Natural Disaster”, and was inspired by a phrase my friends and I use to discuss our mental health - our “head weather”. I hope that our audience will hear my story and understand that head weather is unpredictable, but manageable - just like the forces of nature.
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