I am a visual artist who creates multimedia work mostly consisting of assemblage, collage, oil painting, and poetry in order to give form, voice and witness to those whose pain has previously been suffocatingly entombed. My themes involve child sexual abuse and domestic violence and I explore them through transmedia storytelling inspired by childhood memories, thoughts and perceptions, vintage photographs and objects, unsettling human interactions, and literature. I interweave visual and written art and often use found objects whose meanings I redefine. Although my work recurrently tells stories of trauma, my intention is not to be shocking or harsh; it is simply to engage viewers and help them understand that which needs to be “heard”. In this way, I take that which was hidden in darkness and reshape it into that which calls out to be seen.