Ali

Mixed Media Artist | Fitness, Yoga & Wellness

@a.claire

Photographed by Angelika Sambegova @asambegova | #MakeUpByHassina

Photographed by Angelika Sambegova @asambegova | #MakeUpByHassina

I wish when I was thirteen that I had seen older teenagers and young adults talking openly about their mental health. I wish someone had told me that it’s okay to not be okay. I wish that society didn’t make us feel like we have to pretend. I know I’m not the only one tired of putting on the mask.
Photographed by Angelika Sambegova @asambegova | #MakeUpByHassina

Photographed by Angelika Sambegova @asambegova | #MakeUpByHassina

This year it became apparent that I had to face my demons or spend the rest of my life consumed by them. I have never felt more powerful, beautiful, and strong than when I realized I had turned the tide. It’s not something that happened all at once, and it will be forever ongoing. But it’s in motion.