For me studying cultural pedagogy
and art therapy
was a way to liberate myself. During school I was a well-adjusted child: polite, trying not to disturb others, and being the "good girl". A lot of my friends choose a career as their life's purpose, such as studying economics.
To me this seemed confusing: "Was this a life well-lived?". Instead, I wanted to be with other people, to share the beauty of making art, to live life, rather than get through it to be somewhere
Despite all the voices saying that it's impossible to make a living with art therapy, I moved to Berlin and made it: I found a job and made a living for myself, although this experience was highly challenging for me.
My journey so far brought me the best friends, I could have ever found in my life, the most interesting jobs from working with refugees in Germany and Greece, with elders, with children and teenagers in psychiatric wards and schools, to drug addicts and people with psychoses.
Working as a cleaning lady helped me to understand physically demanding work, although this can be wonderful with the right music!
Every experience from being a Make-up Artist for children in a theme Park
to being a Project Manager at a festival of the fine arts
made me realize the beauty and individuality of human nature and how great it is to live