There have been many nights I cried myself to sleep, mascara all over my pillow. There were many days food was thrown at me, many days I ate by myself in the library, many days I felt sick to my stomach because of what people have said. I felt less than any human being should ever feel. I was bullied emotionally, mentally and physically. Some of my family even turned their backs on me. But with all the darkness that lurks over me there is beauty. That beauty is what I create in my art for you. To encourage you to take negatives and turn them into positives. Makeup has helped me feel beautiful on the inside when the world was telling me how ugly I was. Thank you for giving me the courage to remove my mask and show what is underneath.