When you are young, the need to express yourself is strong. You have, since childhood, most likely had your thoughts, your feelings, your most private inclinations, suppressed. Once you were a child and you were taught to see the world one way, to act one way, be one way — then, suddenly the years have flown by and you are almost an adult, you can express yourself.

And so you write, you sing, you paint, you draw, you make music, you pick up a camera, take photos, whatever. You do something and let your individuality show; through this expression, this lens in which you are seeing the world, you are proving that you matter, that in you is something true…