I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety for a long time. I spent most of my childhood teased, which lead to me becoming pretty reserved. My mother would sign me up for various liberal art classes and take me to art fairs downtown, giving me a strong appreciation for the arts in general. My stepfather is a DJ and producer, so he would play records for hours, ranging from classic rock and disco to house. There were so many times where I would get lost in the sound and started drawing. School only continued to be socially difficult, so I began to long for adulthood. I believed I could not only have the bohemian lifestyle I had always dreamed of, but could give that same euphoria I got from art to others. My longing for a better world resulted in me slowly developing my own.