I have been diagnosed with having schizoaffective disorder. I was hurt at a young age and I’ve dealt with a lot of forgetfulness with my illness. I have faced many obstacles in my life including dealing with shyness feeling awkward, loneliness, not feeling good enough, and not being accepted by others. I have times of loneliness, and feel devastated. When I get manic, I become very talkative and outgoing. My family has been judgmental and I feel they reject me sometimes. But my love for art has showed me how to use art as an escape.