“I learned that it’s possible for a woman to travel by herself. I was told for so many years that girls can’t travel alone. I was determined to prove a different story. I’ve been testing my power and what I can do to create my reality. I work on attracting positive people into my life, and it’s usually what I get. It really shows me how connected we are when we try to reach out. When you physically put yourself in another country, two things can happen: you can feel lost, fearful and alone, or you can feel beautiful, grateful and alive. You attract what you bring into your life.”
“When I started expressing my opinions, I had a lot of anxiety. I would absorb creativity from everyone I came across, but the expression of self wasn’t quite there. And then I had the realization that I wasn’t putting myself out there. I wanted to start connecting with people on a different level. My own creations have been interactions within the social community, and that is more tangibly rooted in a deeper self than anything else. My artistic passion is helping people spread their art. Art is medicine. We’re all creators in our own way.”
“I actually didn’t want to come. I didn’t want to go to a big festival. I find it hard to go to big things and feel anonymous—to be just another drop in the ocean. I’m here to see the eclipse, and maybe feel some type of divine connection to the celestial body movement. This is not what I’m trying to feel right now… to go party. I want to feel a reset. I just want to roam free. I don’t know what I want. Ultimately, I have goals and desires to solve all these fuckin’ problems. But for now, I just want to be happy in the moment.”
“I’m a performer and I just had major knee surgery, so I’ve had to find other ways to contribute to the artistic community. I’m learning how to live without my essence right now, because what makes me shine—what makes me feel alive—is being able to perform and I can’t do that. I’m in the thick of that journey to figure out who I am. I rely so much on the identity of myself as a performer. Now I’m wondering… What else is there to Heidi? Who else am I in this world? What else can I offer and still feel fulfilled? I’m stage managing a play at this festival and that’s been really empowering. It’s highly logistical because there are a lot of pieces: sets, costumes, props, actors, aerial and all these things. I’ve been able to pull it all together and make it flow.”