"I am constantly unsure. There are voices inside me that I absolutely don’t trust. There are days when self-love feels like an impossible emotional mountain, so I tell myself: You’re tired today. You can start the climb tomorrow. What I do know is that taking up space through art makes me feel more connected to others and to myself, like I’m growing in the right direction. Like I’m reaching out into the void and maybe someone’s reaching back. For today, that’s enough."