I was recently invited back to Gloucester High School by art teacher Lorrinda Cerrutti to meet her student, Kyla. I was told that Kyla had some artwork she’d like to share with me. When we sat down in the artroom she pulled out a sketchbook and asked if I wanted her to take them out so it would be easier to see them. I agreed, and I don’t know what I was expecting, maybe one or two, but soon the entire table was filled with pencil drawings that said more than most words. Ms. Cerrutti said all she had to do was explain the I Am More project and Kyla began a storm of creativity. I’m so grateful that she chose to share them with us:
I am more than my depression and my anxiety. I have a family and friends who love me. I love my dog named Kitty, I love my family and friends as well, they have always been there for me even if they don’t understand what I’m going through. My art and music have been a huge part of my life. I aspire to inspire the people around me. I am more than the voices in my head saying I’m not good enough, that everything I do is a mistake. I am beautiful in my own ways, and I will continue to let go of the things that drag me down.
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6 thoughts on “I Am More: Kyla”
They are wonderful, Kyla
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Thank you Kyla for sharing… peace and hope to you. It helps to know we are not alone, as the saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words” thank you again for sharing ❤
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Kyla – These drawings are very inspirational and they touch my heart because when I was in high school and college many feelings I was experiencing are epitomized in your art. Thank you for your courage. Keep the faith and know that there is enough love in the world for all of us. The surprise is that it may come from places where you least expected it. Love to you! ~Terry
Thanks Terryellen, I will make sure Kyla sees this!
Kyla , Every essence of these drawings has a profound effect on me. They speak volumes for all kids.. Keep drawing.