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Check out Berlin Flores

Today we’d like to introduce you to Berlin Flores.

Berlin, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I grew up living for everyone but myself. So much so, that by the time that I was in high school I felt lost and very depressed. In my senior year of high school, I was hit with large amounts of anxiety because as everyone was preparing for college, I had no idea what I wanted to do, and didn’t have the grades for where my parents wanted me to go. I had all my prerequisites to be a pharmacy technician, and at the last minute I took a risk and applied for film school because deep down I knew I wanted to create. I attended film school and worked in the music industry shooting music videos for a year until I realized that the industry was a dark place. Film school really improved my mental health though because I felt like I was finally doing something for myself. A week before graduating I made a video on Instagram about mental health and the response was crazy. I didn’t know that I was what people needed in a sense, and from there I’ve just been posting every day about my perception on different mental health topics. I love it.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do, why, and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I utilize my skills from film school and create videos of me talking about different mental health topics. I make all of my videos in my room with two softboxes, my camera, and a stool I picked up on the side of the road. I create content because I really want to show the world their worth. We go through life conditioned to believe that we aren’t worthy of happiness or success or love, and it makes me happy when I help someone regain their power back. What I really want people to take away from my art is that the only reason I’m able to speak on all of these topics is because I went through the same things. Everything I talk about is from experience or a lesson I’ve learned in life.

Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
I think the biggest challenge is fear as well as doubt. Those two things put together can stop a creative flow. It’s so hard to get over yourself when you first start and believe that you’re good, but once all of that passes some amazing art can be created.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can see my work on Instagram, @GermanyFlowers. You can support me by engaging with my videos through likes, comments, and shares. Some links to my favorites are:

I love the feedback. A comment as simple as “I needed this” really makes my day. Also, I sell T-shirts that say “Have a beautiful day” that’s kinda my , and it’s printed upside-down so that the wearer can get a positivity boost at any time of the day. I also have a wristband business, and my wristbands have quotes from my videos, I release them every month. You can find more info about my merch on my Instagram.

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Alyssa Walker

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