This piece has been previously published in the first volume of Cathartic, Silakbo's annual zine.
Art can be one’s way of purging negative emotions. Kitkat Barreiro explores, expresses and copes with her own emotions through her illustrations. She says of this:
I've been struggling, in the constant cycle of denying & living with my mental illness And art has always paved way for self-care, and somehow, healing I truly believe i
only when you stay awake late enough can you hear the sound of daybreak, a town slowly coming alive as you wonder if you still are you count every breath you spend staring
This month, a med student, undergrad, person on taking their second undergrad degree, and teacher talk about mental health in the school environment, covering the stress from choos