Youth Facilitator

“Be yourself; Everyone else is taken… Going through my early adolescents experiencing depression and anxiety I never really thought that I would ever feel normal. I engaged in a lot of negative self-talk making it hard for me to be myself. Feeling like I was alone in my feelings I looked to negative coping strategies to deal with these troubling thoughts and feelings. I was only able to pull myself out of negativity by using dance as a form of self expression. Through movement I was able to better understand my emotions, see my mind in a new light, and make healthier choices concerning my mental health and well being. Today I hope to inspire others through sharing my experiences, helping young people see the value in emotional“