How Street Art Helped Me Get Through a Life-Changing Surgery


I was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2011, and since then I’ve struggled to find a way to express myself on my own.

At the time I was still trying to figure out what to do with my life, so I’d decided to focus on street art.

It was a relatively easy decision to make: street art has a huge potential to influence people, and the opportunity to be a part of something that was so unique to me.

When I began making my first sculptures, I was shocked by how well the response was, but there were also a lot of misconceptions.

People thought I was a child or a freak, and that I wasn’t capable of anything.

As I grew, though, I started to understand that there was a lot more to street art than the stereotypical “cool kids” who were looking for a good time, but I was also a child of privilege.

I’d seen people do great things and have the same success, but to me, I’d always come out of it a different person, because of how I was treated.

I was told to “get over it” because it’s OK, but it was hard to accept that my art had made a difference.

I started making sculptures on my living room floor in my basement, and I didn’t want to go back to the streets.

For me, making a sculpture on my wall was a way of making a statement about how my life had changed, and it was something I’d wanted to do since I was 14.

It’s been over 20 years since then and I’m still working on my first sculpture, a giant mural in my living-room.

It takes a lot out of me, and as I got older, I realized that it was time to move on.

I’m very grateful that I got to work with these artists, and thank them for the experience and the work they put into my life.

I’ve also had some incredible friends who have helped me along the way.

My friend Amanda has helped me understand that it’s important to not be afraid of the unknown, and also, not to be ashamed of myself for doing something that I was excited about.

I don’t have to look to someone to help me understand what it is that I’m doing, but that I need to do it myself.

Street art is a way for me to let people know that I can do anything I want.

It shows that people can be different, even if they’re not famous.

It can give me the confidence to do things I’ve been afraid to do in the past, like go to concerts or travel to other countries.

I would never have done it had I not seen people like Amanda and the other artists, who are able to show me that I am capable of whatever I want to do, even when it’s the opposite of what I want it to be.

The only thing I can ever really compare street art to is making art, but if I had to choose between making a wall mural or a painting, I’m going to go with the wall mural.

Amanda’s mural is a tribute to the street artist Lula, who has inspired me in the years since she died.

I know how hard it is to be someone who’s just doing something to show that you care, and you’re able to make something out of nothing.

I want people to know that if I ever do something that is truly extraordinary, I will never let them down.

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