Art has always been my outlet for life. Whenever I am stuck, I find that turning on some music and sketching clears my mind. Art has given me a fresh perspective on life. It has allowed me to explore ideas and issues that I would normally stray away from. Through my work, I have found the power that art can have. I have used my work to discuss issues in the middle east, along with women’s rights. I hope to continue my work in this area. My family life has also largely impacted my work. The struggles my immigrant parents have gone through has been a motivation for me to learn about my heritage. My hardships have also prompted me to try to express issues like depression and anxiety. I aspire for my work to be a comforting voice for those who cannot speak their truths.