"My mission is to give you the inspiration and courage to love yourself more every day."
- Lucy Chen

Why I Do What I Do

My mum left my dad and I when I was six. My dad worked hard and assumed the responsibilities of both parents without ever muttering a complaint.

Growing up, I always tried to excel at everything I did, so I could make my dad proud.

Following the path that was expected of me, I graduated with a commerce degree from a top university in Sydney, and went to work in one of the big four banks. I married and had kids.

But I felt empty, lost and helpless. And I tried to ignore these feelings.

Until one day, I cut my left arm. Depression refused to be ignored any longer.

But what seemed scary and sad at the time turned out to be a blessing in disguise. My heart was knocked open to let in the light.

I turned within. I started looking at myself in the mirror and painted.

A series of self-reflective portraits not only healed me, but reconnected me to my deeper self. And my spirit started to awaken.

Now I understand that living a free and empowered life starts with accepting and loving ourselves, fully and completely, just as we are.

I discovered that my mission is to give you the inspiration and courage to love yourself more, every day!

Because I once felt so lost in life, so disconnected with my body and feelings, and so hurt by closed one's judgements, I set out to make a difference now in other women's lives.

And I'm doing it through my paintings, online courses, and art commissions to facilitate self-reflection, self-compassion and self-healing.

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