In this self portrait I am a young ballet dancer and student. A strong, driven, and eager young adult, daughter and individual. All I want to do is to prove myself to everyone and simultaneously taking on anything and everything that comes at me. I am living the dream and I am fortunate. I am also suffering underneath.
The pressure and stress that kids and young adults feel are real. Most of the times they are very good at hiding the fact that they are suffering, too. Perhaps their resilience and youthfulness keeps them going for a while but that rarely lasts. Let’s support the young ones around us, make open and safe spaces to listen to them and to let them know that they are not alone.