Hi, I'm Kat. If you’re new to my art, and by extension my life, I’ll give you a quick recap. In 2015, I created an online shop featuring my illustration work for sale on Apparel & Accessories called Pretty Nobody. I’m currently attempting to survive my childhood trauma & c-ptsd thru creating art, focused on & inspired by the positive aspects of my 90s/y2k upbringing.
I’ve decided to share my experiences in hopes of helping someone who can relate and feel seen by my openness and honesty about topics that aren’t commonly talked about openly, or are deemed taboo. No shame, no guilt, no interruptions.
This will be a place where I can share very personal truths I need released from myself. I turned 31 this year (shout out to my fellow 90s babes) and after being in therapy for the last few years, I’ve begun to feel this intense need to express what I’ve been through - to share my story, as I know it will be therapeutic, but I’ve also seen firsthand how powerful it can be for others read and feel a little bit more seen/heard/less alone. The more I shared about my CPTSD + MDD and seeing a therapist on instagram, the more people would reach out to me and tell me how it helped them in some way. If I can continue to do that, while healing myself, that’s what I want to do.
I turned 30 in January (she an Aquarius) but I’ve been struggling awhile now. My life, as I knew it, turned upside down a few years back and I’ve been trying to regain my balance ever since. Now having a couple years of therapy under my belt allowing room to adjust, I might actually be at a place where I can start to talk about it. I’m still a major work in progress and I’m definitely not ‘on the other side' I’m in the thick of it. Along with therapy twice a month - I’m hoping this can be another useful tool during my journey to further my healing and maybe bringing awareness, as well as peace, to someone who needs it.
Thank you for witnessing.