At the age of 7, I was removed from my mother along with my 4 siblings to care. Being split up from my siblings and moved around the system affected my determination to persue my dreams and ambitions to be myself. From a young age, I felt a overwhelming need to follow my father's footsteps and go into electronics. However being moved from school to school, I didn't get the consistent approach to education that most adults need. In my options year I was moved from lincolnshire to buckinghamshire. That's when my life changed. The subjects i wanted to persue was not available at the school, and I failed my education. I attempted to persue my education and retake my GCSE. But I didn't feel that I needed the core subjects English and Maths and dropped out.
At the age of 16 I won a local art competition, I've always been interested in Art, drawing for my teachers and friends. however at 16, I stopped persuing that dream and was more interested in relationships. I ended up in a couple of abusive relationships. my last relationship was the worst. It ended in physical assualt, and an online slaughter. I became a neavous wreck. I haven't been the same since. I have panic attacks whilst walking to town. I live in fear all the time. I have lost complete contact with my children.
I love art, for me, art is my way of communication with the word and it calms my nerves. I wish to raise money not only to create my art studio but to raise awareness in female to male domestic abuse. One of the most upsetting things I have read recently is the believewomen campaign. I am all for equal rights, but this undermines it completely,
This project is to help me, give me the confidence I had to move away.
My art piece which is displayed is Called 'Hidden Truth' It's a support poster for male victims of domestic abuse