Body art, starting with face painting has given an entirely new meaning and hope to my life beyond my expectations. Most of my life I felt conflict between my inner voice and the message of the outside world. This conflict resulted in not feeling at home in my body and struggling with body image due to my choice to believe what people told me that I couldn’t be an artist and be successful.
I am not my body, but I must take care of my body. My body is a car, my consciousness is the driver and life is the road. How my car looks on the outside will influence who looks at me, but as long as I fuel it & take care of it properly, as long as it runs well under the hood, lack of attention will never affect my ability to reach my desired location.