15th December 2014, Prismacolor pencils on A3 cartridge paper
When I was in year nine, ‘If I Am’ by Nine Days was my favourite song. It’s been my all-time favourite song ever since. It felt like it was written for me, and I’m thankful someone took the time to write it and share it with the world. It’s a song that tells my story in a metaphorical way.
I grew up going to school fearing that my friends wouldn’t be my friends anymore. I thought they didn’t really like me or they would eventually not like me. I thought if they really knew me, they’d leave me and I’d be alone. I struggled to trust that people meant what they said and I feared if I believed them, I’d be let down.
This song gave me hope that there are people who mean what they say, people who understand my fear but who also want to be given more credit.