This story is a part of the Lit Mag: The REDEFINED issue.
I was born in the country of Cambodia. At the age of 4 my family and I moved to America. We moved around so many times that the scenery and environment I’ve seen always changed. In a way it helped me learn how to adapt. Once I was in the 5th grade, my life became much more artistic because I saw a different point of view from myself and others. This caused me to have a profound love for music and art. I believe my art expresses how I feel inside. What encourages me to create art is the feeling I get when I share it to other people. Seeing others cheer up because of my art puts a smile on face. It means that I’ve made somewhat of a difference in someone else’s life. When I create art, I try my best to do whatever feels real to me; art that comes from the heart.