Component Exploration: Anonymous’ Art
All I Want is Love by Anonymous
Anonymous (he/him) – Artist’s Statement and Reflections
I’m trans. BIPOC. Well, not BIPOC, Punjabi. I’m a person of colour. I’m not out to my family, I still live at home. And I guess I’m low-income marginal. I recently graduated from university. I wanted my name anonymized because I am a sex worker. That has a lot to do with my mental health as well. It’s everything, right.
Honestly, I just, I think, I was about to go to bed, and then I just scribbled down. Literally I just had my notebook near me. Because usually it’s easier that way. If I don’t have my phone or notebook near me and I have like a thought or something and I don’t write, it’s going to be gone. Oh, I’ll write it down, it just it’s just gonna be like. Yah.
And usually I’m emotionally overwhelmed if it’s like, you know. A lot of the times I am crying and writing. But not, not all the time. A lot of the time.
I might not want to work on it more with the doodles. But you know – I just, I’ll just say it. Okay, so I basically said, um it says “um and then dot dot dot, so I’m just gonna move on, because really what else is there to do, I’m bleeding dot dot dot.”
I feel like it’s not, I don’t love it, you know. I don’t even know if I like it, but this is what I’ve been working on.
It’s just, I don’t know. Poetry’s just embarrassing sometimes, right?
I don’t know if this is very related to mental health um.