The three shirt designs I chose to start with are a few that are the most relevant to my story. I wanted to make sure that I chose icons and phrases that may seem obvious at a glance, but at the same time be broad enough to encompass different meanings to different people.
The anchor represents how I stayed grounded during the difficult times in my life. It also reminds me of how I should have been better attached to something or someone instead of concealing all that I felt. Many times, I leaned on my faith, family, and friends but, more often than I should I was leaning on myself. That eventually will catch up with you as your own foundation starts to crumble. It was a very unhealthy way of coping. It’s only now that I can recognize that.