Chelysa Owens-Cyr

23, Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux, Pasqua First Nations Plains Cree & Saulteaux

Being creative means that I’m able to express myself freely, allowing myself to share my visions with the rest of the world through my eyes, through my art. The story that my art tells is what I carry within myself. It’s emotions that are constantly growing and blooming, always evolving, repairing itself through pain, learning how to heal. Learning how to love, express, forgive and find happiness. All these things that make me, me. My culture, memories, my hardships, relationships, etc. Arts have supported me by giving me a voice, a story to tell, a safe space to be myself.