Beasley painted dreams of soaring into the clouds
Beasley (21)

“I became a follower of my peers and friends. I hardly had any opinions of my own. I had this image of what a successful person should look, act or appear and tried to duplicate that personality as opposed to being myself. Now I see myself as my own person trying to lead my peers into what I believe to be the right direction.

I put myself out in the workforce and I try to let people use me for my skills and talents to keep me occupied so I won’t fall into following people again.

As far as food goes I never had to worry about starving. Food has never been of huge concern to me. I always manage to obtain food some way. Currently I am staying in a shelter where there other kids in a similar situations as I am.

Lately I‘ve been thinking about flying. Not in an airplane but like a flying squirrel. I’ve been imagining myself soaring and gliding over tree-tops and looking down at the earth and all of its beauty.”

Beasley painted dreams of soaring into the clouds | 2012 | Each reflection of myself echoes a different emotion at me - 20 Heroes from the City of Roses | Tags: , ,