A. L. Williams

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A. L. Williams

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My name is Alec Lee Williams, a transgender non-binary artist. My pronouns are He/him/his or They/Them/Their. I have loved creating things ever since I can remember. Spent my youth drawing fan fiction and art, as well as writing poetry.

At that point in my life, I was just playing and drawing things I liked. Once I reached high school I had decided that I wanted to be an artist, but to be honest, I had no idea how to do that.

In 2007, After high school, I started college at a local community college, where I earned an Associates of Liberal Art. I decided that once I earned that degree, school just wasn’t a feasible option because of the cost. After that, I stop focusing on my art and I moved around a lot. I had children and I even got married. I was very emotionally and physically unstable.

In 2016 I came back to my art and trying to grow a business, but a lot of things happened between 2016 and Early 2018. Now that my life has settled down I am now seriously focusing on growing my art skill and business.

My art is the visual and written expression of what is in my heart and mind. I have been diagnosed with Bipolar I and PTSD. Mental illness is the hardest thing a person can deal with and the journey to emotional stability is long and sometimes painful. Especially as a person of color. My vision is to make myself face the pain and the struggle. To make the world see me and the rest of us and what social expectation and stigma have created. Mental illness and discrimination are a part of our history and it’s time the world sees it. The beautiful and the dirty. The painful and the euphoric. With my art, I want to show those who don’t have mental illness what it’s like. I want those that do have a mental illness, specifically queer POC, to relate and maybe even letting go of their trauma and triggers by seeing it displayed. I want them to know they are not alone. Now that I have decided to pursue writing my novels I hope will do the same.

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