I am a 21 year old female from Philadelphia. I attend CCP in college for accounting but always loved art. I grew up in the North Philadelphia section on Philadelphia with 3 brothers and my family always struggled with money and addictions. I have been drawing since I was 4 and even when I was young I was offered scholarships and opportunities with art. Unfortunately I was not able to make the scholarships and opportunities come to light because my family didn’t have the means to put me through the required programs so I didn’t receive the scholarships. For years I stopped drawing and doing anything creative because things in my family got worse. Later in life I started to draw again and when I was 19 I started to paint. Art helps me stay happy and motivates me when times get hard or when I am not happy. Please look at my art and see the potential I have and see that I can be better . My paintings has meaning to me I hope it touches you the way it touches me.