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 create a way to allow the numerous people suffering from these and other similar issues a public way to be seen and be acknowledged. 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.