By: Devyn Alec S.
Living in a day to day life where you suffer from anxiety, it can be hard. Hard to be heard, hard to fit in, and hard to feel loved. I know from experience, that it is not fun to go to school and have racing, intrusive thoughts, and that you can feel like your head is being torn apart, like you can't breathe, and all you wanna do is scream. I want people to know they are not alone, and they do not have to go through it alone. Ask for help. My art style is what I like to describe as "cryptic", to show how it can be scary, messy, destructive even. I chose a black background because it can only give you an idea of the drowning, feeling of being lost, not knowing what to do. The white writing shows the contrast of this feeling of being lost, and these thoughts. They stick out to you, they're all you can see, think, feel. It's all you can focus on. The "monster-like" hands represent the grasp anxiety can have on you, hence,"Anxiety's Control". It can feel like it's ripping you apart, into pieces. Overall I just want people to know, or get an idea of what anxiety can do to people, not just leg bouncing, or being aware at all times. It's a force that seems unstoppable, and can consume you.