My goal with Hard Times is to create a platform for people to share their art and corresponding thoughts, in hopes that the discussion and self-expression will promote healing when it comes to mental illness.

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I’ve come to think of bonding with others over mental illness as central to healing, in addition to realizing how greatly art can aid the process. Consequently, I thought there might be demand for a place where one can relate their darkest internalized emotions because, sometimes, actually speaking to someone about them is difficult.

 

I’d also like it to become a reader-submission kind of deal, if the blog were fortunate enough to make it that far. It’ll start out with my own writings and drawings for now, maybe some voice recordings on corresponding topics, eventually working towards incorporating a podcast.