Hi! I’m so glad you’re here! My story is one of abuse, addiction, healing and redemption. God can redeem any hurt we face and truly give beauty for ashes. I create art from within that joyous freedom. I have a heart for abuse victims, those struggling with addiction or recovery (of any kind), any anyone facing a hurt, habit, or hang up (well, that’s pretty much all of us!). At age 12, I was groomed for sex by a trusted church leader. It was a secret I kept for close to a year. He was sentenced by a judge to 5-10 years in prison, but I felt like I was the one with the life sentence. For years I struggled with low self-worth, anxiety, depression, and a pornography addiction. It wasn’t until age 35 (in 2018) that I was finally able to find the right counselors to help me address the trauma that had secretly held me down for so long. The sad part is, I didn’t even realize it was affecting me to the degree that it was. As far I as knew, I was “fine”. But as I became brave enough to vocalize the things I secretly struggled with (we’re only as sick as our secrets), the light began to flood the darkness, and I know now a freedom that I had never experienced before. I’ve always been artistic, but it was right after I began this healing journey that I really began to pour my heart and soul into painting and photography. It’s a joy to be able to share it with you!
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