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I am an artist and author living in Mohkinstsis / Calgary, AB. In 2018 I was trained as a peer support worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association, and since then I’ve blended mental health advocacy with my art and writing practice. Some highlights of the past few years include my collaboration with neuroscientists as a part of Branch Out Neurological Foundation charity events, as well as my first international showing in Chicago as a part of the multidisciplinary “SOME PEOPLE”(Every)Body exhibition.
Interview with John F. Gerrard
This piece is so meticulous and detailed. How did you approach creating it? What were your initial starting thoughts?
I had pieces of paper that were cut into triangles which I used to draw/write about some of my experiences in the psych ward as well as my mental health journey in general. It’s meant to be a speculative zone where I can explore ideas and memories in a way that helps me organize and reflect.