THE GREAT PRETENDER
Acrylic on Limestone Paper
Fear and pain had perpetuated a lifetime of not being true to myself and therefore to others until an overwhelming circumstance in my life became the impetus for letting go and removing the ‘mask’ that I had chosen to wear since my childhood.
I took it upon myself at a very young age to fix the brokenness in our family by masquerading as a pleaser and trying to be all things to all people. The perfect storm for losing one’s self.
Despite the many promptings over the years to stop the charade it was not until 2014 that I clearly heard the screaming from within warning me that if I did not pay attention something in me was going to die.
Being true to myself is new territory since discarding “the mask and changing the habit”!