I expressed myself on Instagram recently with some written truths, which is not usual for me since I am a visual artist mainly on that page....with a few typography elements in my art. My art speaks volumes of emotional controversy- I guess it's always been easier for me to communicate my feelings that way. I have been noticing more and more of my peers, particularly women, exposing their personal truths on social media. I commend the bravery and self-awareness it takes to be genuine in that way. It's therapeutic to me to read about their struggles and triumphs, big or small. Struggles cross our paths and how we choose to interpret and learn from them is the most interesting part to me. My recent post (first photo above) is pretty light-hearted and represents me dipping my toes in my truth to be expressed in the public eye. It was warmly received by those who are connected to me and refreshing to others- which is what I desired. I will continue to express myself slowly but surely, and I hope you can relate to all those truths in some way.
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Melissa Showers was born in New York and now lives in Houston, Texas with her two sons.