May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a cause that is so close to my heart and something I feel so strongly about!
The inspiration behind my designs are that True Beauty & Strength always shine from within. No matter what situation you are facing, you are always stronger than you realize. It was my personal journey with depression & anxiety that forced me to pay close attention to my thoughts, use all the strength I could muster to find peace within. My therapy was to sketch designs that transcend this message, which was the inspiration behind my Translucent Icons.
We need to collectively break the stigma and empower ourselves about this fatal illness. We need to be kind because we are all fighting our own battles!
Sadly, my family has had our fair share of heart ache with the suicides of my stepfather and my beautiful Aunt. It's a permanent action to a temporary feeling.
Pay close attention to those around you, and love them that much more.