“It gives me satisfaction that I’m able to express myself in a unique way, in a way that I don’t see other people doing.”
I use Instagram as a form of expression, the way I edit pictures, the way I caption pictures
I post to satisfy myself, not anybody else. So just putting it out there is almost relieving. It gives me satisfaction that I’m able to express myself in a unique way, in a way that I don’t see other people doing.
In terms of what I express, it’s hard to put it in words, because I don’t really know if I understand it. But it’s just something that comes to me in different times and I just take it from there.
A lot of it starts with an idea. I’ll either see something that I like, and I’ll create an idea of what that could look like if I edit it. Other times, I already have a picture and experiment and throw different things on it.
It really varies. Sometimes you’re listening to a bunch of sad songs and I want to put something dark with bold colors.
Sometimes a line of a song will stick with me or I’ll think of a line of poetry. I’ll want to express that, so I’ll find a picture that goes with it.
I feel like everyone wants people to see them a certain way. I don’t know what that is, though.
I might be able to feel how I want people to think about me, but there isn’t a goal that I’m trying to reach. It’s more free-flow.
I was involved in a webseries, which exposed me to acting and scripts and all that. It exposed me to a life of ‘fame,’ even though by no means was I famous.
It helped me see the importance of putting myself out there, putting my ‘work’ out there. It showed me that there’s a lot of opportunity in taking risks. Since then, I take more risks in terms of expressing myself to a large audience.
Around that same time, I changed my Instagram profile to public so everyone can see it. I started posting less personal things and more things that I’m okay with anybody seeing.
Changing to a public account kind of gave me the right mindset I needed not to have to worry about who sees it and who doesn’t. Maybe once upon a time, I would have preferred it if it was truly private, but I’m content with the way things are now.