For many years now, it has been a goal for me to have a positive impact through my art, whether that be through a message behind my art, or in the future - contributing money made to charity. Unfortunately, I have let personal reasons hold me back from achieving what I want in life. However, in the past few months this urge to help others through my art has grown and I am very ambitious to achieve my goals. My own experiences have naturally led me to looking at mental health through my art however I want to continue to explore a range of important issues. This photograph was taken as part of a series of self portraits looking at mental health. I think it is important that we speak up about our own experiences to help others, I want to use my creativity to do so and to help stop stigmas attached to mental health and many other prominent issues society faces.