Out of the Darkness

Out of the Darkness

I Still Matter was grateful to be a part of the annual American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – North Florida Chapter Out of the Darkness Walk held at Treaty Oak Park in Jacksonville on Saturday, November 16th, 2019. With over 2,000 participants in attendance, the atmosphere of community and support was palpable. I attended the […]

Healing through Dance & Movement

Healing through Dance & Movement

I have often used my art to process events, moments, transitions in my life, and the world around me. Because my chosen passion is dance, that usually means I need to find an empty dance studio or just move some furniture around in my house. Moving my body not only makes me feel better, but […]

3 Reasons to pick up a Drum for your Mental Health

3 Reasons to pick up a Drum for your Mental Health

I want to share a story with you.  Years ago, as a young college student in Boston looking for a way to connect to something greater than me, I took a West African drum and dance class.  I thought it would add some groove to my musical abilities (I was a vocal student at a […]

The Power of Performing

The Power of Performing

I am a 23-year-old mommy-to-be, and I have bipolar disorder. I have been involved in the performing arts since I was three years old, and it’s been a huge part of my life ever since – whether it be singing, dancing, acting, or even writing. The arts have been a huge part of my coping […]