Fighting Off Her Demons

Editor's Note

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:

“My art is something that allows me to express myself fully without feeling guilty afterwards. In doing so, I am able to cope with strong emotions in a healthy and productive way. It also allows for ample reflection afterwards, letting me ask myself questions like ‘what else can I do to feel better, to heal’ and ‘how can I respond to the same situation if it happens again?'”


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