Born and raised in the rural prairie of North Dakota, my isolation and turmoil in this environment fostered my driving force: creativity in the face of adversity. I use creativity to address dissociation, PTSD, and my physical disabilities. My isolated upbringing reminds me of the importance of making (dis) abled and queer stories which I had desperately needed.
In Chicago, I began to explore what it meant to be (dis) abled and queer. Because of this exploration, I began to use my art to depict joy in the stories I wished I had seen as a child. In the face of growing (dis) ability in my family and the pandemic, I have used my art to depict our story in brutal honesty.
My goals are to let those around me including myself, my peers, my family, and strangers, have access to stories and art they relate to, love, and learn from.