If you’ve never heard of HowAmIFeeling.org then you’re missing out. It’s a community you are encouraged to use your creativity to tell your story. It’s a place where for artwork that showcases unique perspective on mental health, emotions, connection, and everyday life and where you can take the audience on a journey. I first encountered HowAmIFeeling on Instagram last year. I loved the project and wanted to be part of it. Last year I did an interview with them, my first interview ever actually. And this year I did an art submission with them as well. Below is an interview with the creator, Julia.
I never quite know what to say about myself….so I guess I’ll start with this, my name is Julia, I’m 27, I live in Southern California. By day I am an office assistant and by night I work on my art or write. I grew up painting and drawing and I even used to make pictures using bits of my fruit loops as a little kid. Nowadays I dabble in animation and I’m trying to revive my love for film photography. In my free time I do yoga, I binge watch/listen to TedTalks, podcasts about storytelling, paranormal stuff, and mental health. I’m also 500% obsessed with my dog, she’s a lab/pitbull mix and is the greatest thing on this planet, hands down. I graduated community college with an AA in social and behavioral sciences, which is just a fancy title for general ed. Oh, and of course, I created the mental health project called “How Am I Feeling?”.