“…I was in bed all the time, I didn’t want to spend time with anybody else. I didn’t want to talk to anybody, my family or my friends. I just wanted to be in my own little bubble for months.” -Jessica Dinh
“When people pass away, they say watch out for the butterflies. For some reason, I had a feeling that one of the butterflies was constantly around.” -Marisabel Bazan
“I poured my pain into my work and I poured my love into my work, cause for me, the most painful thing when a relationship ends abruptly is that what do you do with all that love that you’re still holding? So I poured all that love into a show for Lucent and just poured it in there, and the pain too, it was all there.” -Dream Rockwell.
“First of all, God is love and Love is good… I still do believe in love. I also do believe that in order to experience love, you have to be open. You can’t be closed off. You can’t be afraid. Love takes courage.”
“…he wasn’t coming back. So I just kept digging…” -David Shark
“The first solo show that I wrote was about love’s loss, bad sex and romance stories so I just took the experience of something and the things that were heartbreaking at the time, and tried to find humor in them…” -Paul Case
“I never planned on becoming a poet…If I wasn’t blessed with my story, I wouldn’t be who I am today.” -kweisi gharreau
“I don’t think there was one day I didn’t shed a tear.” -Jelveh Pedraza