Audio Short: Daria Rountree Profile

Daria Rountree graduated from the Art Institute of California, Hollywood. I believe what she had to say from her experience has a lot of value. Everyone has most likely felt vulnerable and helpless at some point in their life, and then asked the question, "well what now?"

For some people, the answer can come in the form of alcohol or some other substance abuse. The reality of what we feel is much easier to be numbed out, but within we still have the pain that doesn't just go away. The truth is always going to be the most painful part to deal with and I feel that most people are taught that we shouldn't feel vulnerable or that being vulnerable makes us weak. This is absolutely untrue, and it's okay not to be okay. Once we allow ourselves to feel sadness and vulnerability, we're allowing ourselves the ability to heal as well.