Whether it be through photography, video, graphic design, or illustration, one common thing is that I try to make a little say a lot. I find that if I’m not using my art to communicate some sort of message that I feel is either personally important to me or important to discuss in general, then it’s used as a form of escapism and I try to create beauty around the mundane and even ugliness of life. A topic I’ve enjoyed exploring in my work is mental illness/mental health issues, specifically amongst young black kids/teens. Not only is it something I’ve been struggling with since middle school, but I also feel it’s not talked about as much as it should be within the black community just yet. It’s still often a topic that gets brushed to the side and looked down upon, and very often by older generations and men.