The process for me goes something like this...overwhelming fear and insecurity attack, sometimes nausea and overwhelm, then a conscious choice to take a deep breath, let go and surrender (so so difficult). To simply...allow. For mistakes, mishaps, serendipity, grace, failures...life!! To rest deep in the knowing that I have done my very best, given my all...and...that's that!!! And then...when I have finally wrapped my arms around the fact that simply being able to get up in the morning and CREATE is such a joy, such an beautiful journey in and of itself, such an honor and a privilege...once I embrace the frustration and the challenge...something shifts and opens.
And it doesn't have to be something huge, either...it can be a simply sincere compliment, a kindly soul reaching out to me but...it gets me to take the next step. And then..all those tiny steps may lead to something larger and much more than I could ever dream up.
It's the process of transforming fear into faith.
I am so honored and privileged to have been included in this magazine. It's focus is on artists around the world using their medium to create social awareness and bridge cultural differences; "it's a digital space where art meets activism, empowerment, and social responsibility." You can read my interview here.
Dear Ms. Ali-thank you for believing in me, supporting my work and giving me this forum to reach a broader audience. I am truly humbled and grateful.
*P.S. This is the GIRLS issue...so I am especially happy to have been included:)