The original concept of sadboymommyissues initially began as a Instagram account meant to convey my own feelings while going through a deep depression and trying to get sober. By the time I created the account I had already filled a sketchbook with autobiographical and fictional doodles from the past year. Since then sadboymommyissues has shifted toward a project that is meant to create a dialogue within the public through blunt, dark and emotionally charged messages and black humor. The aim of which is to allow the numerous people suffering from these and other similar issues a public way to be seen and wear their struggles without shame. Not only does this project allow me to reach my own sense of catharsis but also to de-stigmatize societies current views on mental illness and addiction.