Navigating adolescence can be a struggle for many. Growing identities and developing selves take shape in a world of opinions and norms. Emotions are amplified and finding healthy ways to persevere can seem daunting. Helping teens to improve self-esteem, gain a greater confidence in self, and discover new ways to cope through hardships is a goal in my work. From listening and engaging with adolescents I have diversified my work to include music, writing, literature, and media to cultivate positive change in their lives.