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Ryanne Brown

Hello, my name is Ryanne and I am MentalOddity. Art has always been a passion of mine, but my fervor for mental health began when I started my own journey with mental illness. Generalized Anxiety Disorder and social anxiety ruled my life for almost a decade before I gained the courage to see a psychiatrist and get the help I desperately needed. Now, I’m better than I have been in a long time and have a new sense of hope. That hope is something that I wish to share, through the art of expression, with others who also struggle with the invisible fight of mental illness.

How did you start making art that empowers people?

I’ve always had a passion for creating art. It wasn’t until I started on my own journey with mental illness that I started using art as an outlet for myself as well as an opportunity to share hope with others who have similar struggles.

What do you do to self-care?

My personal self-care is very important to me and ranges from daily routines to occasional activities that help to relieve anxieties. I have three reptiles as well as three dogs that I care for and I would say that caring for them cares for me just as much, if not more so. I also love to draw and write, which are forms of expression for me that I use on a daily basis.

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