Art of Me was created in the hopes of giving youth a positive platform to identify issues and collectively create solutions to encourage mental, emotional, physical health and safety.
Often, in our careers, we’ve been told to hold back so as not to disrupt the narrative, effectively silencing our voices. Through art and education, we found the strength in our voices and our communities. We are challenged every day, all of us, to remain positive despite what is going on around us. We believe that storytelling and expression are a way to connect us and to build on our humanity.
We believe in giving back, what we can in whatever way we can. We have been lucky enough to have had the experiences we had as professionals in education, media, and social justice work. We want to bring these experiences to our communities and the students seeking these opportunities to be seen, heard, and understood for the beautiful young people they are. Furthermore, we want to help them build a strong sense of self to prepare them for the real world of success and time of failure- which is just as crucial to growth.