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alex-her

What does spirituality mean to you? How do you bring it into practice?
Most of my spirituality revolves around waiting for the song. Waiting for the feeling in my body that tells me to start writing.I guess for me, spirituality is a sense of connectivity- with my craft, with other people. Standing in a room and sensing that I am a part of a greater whole.

alia-her

 

Describe your relationship with yourself.
My relationship with myself is something I haven’t thought about. I guess I have many relationships with myself… my physical self, my creative self, my spiritual self, etc. They’re all at different stages.

 

amyjo-her

What do you think it means to love? Is this reflective of your experiences with your relationships (including with yourself) or based off an ideal you are working towards achieving?
I think that to love means that you can be comfortable with being uncomfortable. To give and receive equally. And you have to put in a lot of hard work and be kind. This is both reflective of my experiences with relationships with others and myself.

becca-her

What do you consider your flaws? How have the hindered or helped you?
My biggest flaw is my emotions and that I am extremely self destructive. I’m proud of my flaws, I am proud of being an emotional person. I have no problem saying, yes I fall in love too fast and I let people hurt me. My emotions are all I have to remind me I’m human in a life that feels like a repetitive loop. But these emotions are what force me to stay up overthinking everything and they make me doubt my self worth.

 

bri-her

What is your greatest personal achievement?
Being able to love myself and be confident is a very big personal achievement for me. For as long as I could remember I was the least confident and negative person you’d ever meet, But I’ve not started to accept myself and love myself for who I am and what I look like…

 

 

brittany - herAre you who you want to be? Who is that person?
I think I’m getting there. I just want to be successful in something that I love to do and build my life into something amazing despite anything that has ever held me back or will try to in the future. I’m constantly fighting for something but I’m finally fighting for the right things. I’m becoming the person I want to be and it’s really exciting. I’m starting to realize that I’m worth so much more than I had been made to feel.

 

bry-her

Who would you like to see celebrated?
I would like to see life celebrated. People are always looking for reasons to celebrate as if the excitement of having a beating heart and a head and soul full of emotion isn’t enough. I would like to see more people being ecstatic about their ability to communicate and discover, more people celebrating collective consciousness, more people celebrating all of the people that live alongside them.

 

cassandrea-her

 


Advice you would have given yourself in the past:
Don’t go to prom.

 

 

 

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What are some “taboos” you face in the art community?
Especially with the territory of spoken word: only speaking the truth everyone is comfortable hearing, which is quite suffocating to be honest. Some of my work will never be shared because it need not be understood or liked.

 

 

emily-her

What do you wish you were more of?
I wish I were more open to love. I was never raised into it, and I think that’s had a huge impact in who I am. I never saw love between my parents, only companionship. The first time I remember seeing my parents kiss was probably when I was 14, I only ever saw them as roommates – I guess that taught me that love does not exist other than in stories. I have been reluctant to let myself get close to anyone until recently, in any sense other than physically…

 

erin-her

 

What does faith mean to you? Do you have a faith?
To me, faith means believing in something or someone. For myself personally, I definitely believe in karma. I also believe what goes around comes around. I believe that if you act the way in which you want to be treated, your life will be rewarding.

 

 

forest-her

 

What are your own values?
Honesty, self-care, not taking life or anyone in it too seriously, being passionate about what you’re doing and doing things you’re passionate about.

 

 

 

hannah-her

 

Advice you think you will need in the future:
Stop taking things so dang seriously!! (also I wont judge you if you’re like 35 and unemployed cause its probably worth it you’ve probably done cool shit) Also please don’t have a baby. Also chill out cause money is just money and you can survive with out it. Don’t work a job you don’t like its not worth it.

 

 

isabella-her

How would you describe your perspective of the world?
I think the world is a continuous equilibrium! Where one thing ends another begins. When there’s too much of something floating around there’s another thing to revolt it. The world is trying to balance it’s self out constantly. So our generation has a lot of decisions to make for the future with the knowledge that’s been given to us by our past.

 

 

jeannie-her

 

Would you consider yourself successful or inspiring?
I would hope to be inspiring to others by pouring my heart and passion into art. I love seeing people lose themselves in their talent, I find it extremely inspiring, so if I could reciprocate that inspiration into others then in that sense I would say I’m successful.

 

 

KIM LY portrait.pngHow does this relationship compare to the one with yourself?
The relationship with myself is one that is self-aware. I am always careful and conscious of things that I do because I am scared of looking like a fool in society. However, art allows me to lose my self-consciousness and fully interact with anything that enables me to create. Art accepts me and it’s a place that makes feel like I don’t have to be afraid of anything.

 

 

leandre-her

 

How do you see yourself?
It’s so cliché, but I feel like a typical young adult – questioning society, authority, politics, gender and religion! Over the last year I feel like I lost my identity. I’m going through a transition phase, it’s a very hard process because there’s a lot of uncertainty.

 

 

lexie-her

 

What are your expectations for yourself?
I have really high expectations, like, I try to own my shit. It’s easy to point out the fault in others without doing your own accounting first. I try to be a demonstration of balance and take responsibility for my actions.

 

 

linh-her

 

Describe your relationship with yourself.
It’s the second-most difficult, turbulent, and adversarial relationship of my life, but I’m really proud of how far I’ve come and am happy with the state of things today. I can look forward to wearing a bikini. I can look in the mirror and think that I’m beautiful. This is revolutionary.

 

 

lindsay - her

 

What words of wisdom do you live by? What is the significance of them?
I don’t feel like I’ve ever had a phrase that I constantly reminded myself of and live(d) by, but this Marianas Trench lyric: “It’s alright if you don’t know what you need” has always served as a nice reminder.

 

 

luca-them

What do you think it means to be kind to yourself? How does this compare to how we are kind to others?Sometimes you have to be selfish. Do what makes you smile. I can’t travel with anyone else because I’m too selfish about my own journey, and I want to go wherever I choose to. I guess in comparison that would sound like I’m not very kind to others, but in the end we always put ourselves first and foremost. Some people are kind to others because it makes them feel better about themselves. It makes them feel happy. There’s nothing wrong with that.

 

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What inspires you?
People. Bizarre and fascinating people. Nothing particularly extraordinary in terms of external events, but the overwhelming passion and emotion people carry within themselves throughout their mundane lives.

 

 

 

rhia-her

If you could change something in your past what would it be? Why? How do you think it would change things now?
I don’t want to change anything. But maybe I wish I didn’t hold onto things that we’re toxic for me. I should have moved on from some moments and people sooner than I did. I don’t know why I hold on to the bad stuff for so long. If I can’t change it, I should just move on. I don’t deserve to be treat poorly by anyone. I think it would have saved me a lot of emotion.

 

rosield-her


What inspires you/ Where do you find inspiration?
Music, Art in general. My parents {as individuals. my mother, period. my father, period.} Theatre. I know I’ve already said art but I always leave the theatre not feeling like I know what I’m going with my life but like I have to do something with my life. Also people I can have good conversations with. Cities. Cities that I love – Toronto, Montreal, NYC. Lisa Simpson.

 

 

rosiez-her

What do you think has been the biggest influence in becoming happy with who you are?
Seeing other older women being happy with who they are, seriously. We always see women unhappy with themselves in some way because of their body usually and seeing older women just being content with who they are once they are grown up just reassured me.

rowanm-her

What do you think it means to love?
To me, loving someone means wanting the very best for them always, and sending the best energy you can their way. You want them to succeed, to be happy and you believe they are deserving of respect and the best things the world can offer. Loving yourself is the same thing, just a lot more complicated.
selenamd-her 


What do you wish you were more of?
Although I have accepted that I am constantly growing and will achieve what I desire in time, I can’t shake my desire to be more self assured and unaffected by what other people think. I of course also wish I didn’t have such bad worries, because life would be “easier”, but I can’t help but think that would affect my creativity negatively.

 

 

 

syd-her

What is your fatal flaw?
I think fatal is a bit dramatic, my only characteristic that is going to result in death is just being human. But my biggest weakness, well I see it as a strength but it’s probably the thing that gets me into the most shit, is my brutal honesty. I will say what I’m thinking it when I’m thinking it, not much of a filter. I’m learning to bite my tongue but I don’t ever want to lose that quality either. I think it’s because I am so brutally honest and upfront right away that people trust me and open up to me very quickly, I’ve made some great connections that way.

 

yvonne-her

 


What’s the best thing the media has done for you?
It has challenged me to think more critically about everything. It’s challenged me to consider the source of where the information is coming from and really think about the information I’m receiving.

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herHABITAT

A creative of all sorts. Do-er. Fierce.

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