During my teenage years, I was bullied and struggled with body image issues. I hid my talent, slouched my 6-foot-tall body, and silenced my voice because I didn’t want to stand out and be judged. I kept the pain inside and was too ashamed to talk about it. With time, I came to realize that this wasn’t a healthy technique. Speaking up about my struggles and having a supportive community around me helped me get through it. That was my motivation to create this platform in 2010, to create a safe space that is accessible anytime, anywhere, for people who need support and encouragement along their journey.