I was born in Coffs Harbour, a small town on the east coast of Australia, known for its sunny weather and beautiful beaches. The beauty of my surroundings was a glaring contrast to my life at home. My parents struggled to make ends meet and neglected me and my three older siblings in every conceivable way. I spent of most of my childhood drawing to distract myself from the chaos around me. I would spend hours creating a world for myself that I could get lost in. My father passed away when I was 9 years old, and I was left in the care of my unloving mother. Naturally my home life deteriorated further until we were placed into foster care. Throughout those years, I continued to express myself through art to help in processing my painful circumstances. After graduating high school, I moved from Coffs Harbour to Sydney with the plan of applying to the National Art School (NAS) – a talent based, prestigious art school. I created a portfolio that consisted of a series of hand drawn portraits and presented them on my application day. I was incredibly proud and honoured to be accepted and I worked tirelessly to pay for my school fees. During my time at NAS, I began a relationship that descended into years of domestic violence. The abuse become so overwhelming that I had to drop out of dream school. I lost my way for a while, working every entry level job imaginable. My efforts paid off when I was finally able to financially free myself and escape. Over the years my passion for art has slowly rekindled. I started painting and drawing again and this began my healing process. Recently I discovered digital art and NFTs and I have not looked back since. For the first time in a long time my future is bright again. The space and the community have reignited my love for expression and creativity. It has opened a vast array of opportunities as the scope of NFTs are boundless.