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Meet Shiri Mordechay

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shiri Mordechay.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am a painter. I began to paint in my early teens. I experienced repetitive traumatic incidents in my life that pushed me into a secret inner world of internal isolation. My outlet became painting. Through painting, I developed a discipline within my work.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has been a struggle to be an artist as much as it’s spiritually rewarding. My subject matter often isn’t comfortable or pleasant It’s far from being mainstream or commercial, Nor is my personality. Often the work I create can make people feel uncomfortable emotionally. Its contents confront the viewer and trigger a dark night of the soul. Of course there are people who do appreciate the work and are affected by it, which is rewarding to me. At the end of the day, my work is a spiritual exercise that I must enact for my own life’s meaning and raison d’être.

Please tell us more about your art.
I am a painter. My work primarily consists of ink paintings on paper.

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Megan Gallagher: Hi! My name is Megan Gallagher! I’m a 24 year old 2x TED speaker, #1 best selling author, afterbuzz tv host, mental health advocate & podcast host! I am very passionate about helping teenagers and changing the school system to have mandatory classes about self love, mental health and following your dreams! Growing up, I started struggling with anxiety as young as three. As a got older, I became more aware of my body and by 14, I knew that something was wrong and I needed help. It was really scary to be sitting in class(in High School) and all the sudden feel hot, sweaty, a fast heart rate and like I was going to pass out. These “episodes” happened every day, in all seven of my classes. After a few months of struggling, I decided to sit my parents down and vent to them. It was so scary and surreal, yet I felt so understood and safe. I then started therapy for three years and went on a journey to discover who Megan was. Now, having overcome it all and being in such a different place in my life- I have dedicated my life to being that person I craved as a teen. I speak at middle schools and high schools across the country in hopes of spreading positivity and inspiring teens to reach for the stars!

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Image Credit: Stefanie Villers

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