Getting Deep In The Streets With Elfleda
The young artist doesn’t worry about the outcome of her paintings, instead, she internalizes how each stroke makes her feel. Elfleda describes how the art of painting instantly drops her into the present zone, which as she describes boosts her confidence. Pay close attention to how she moved out of her way to embrace self-discovery.
Q: How do you practice self-love?
A: I'm fairly new to the journey. What I basically do is filter out the bullshit. Stuff that isn't going to make me grow, isn't going to benefit me personally in any way, I just remove it, physically. I think really hard about if it's worth it for me if it's not I just stop or move it or tell whoever it is to fuck off.
I notice that I'm starting to do more stuff for myself. I never use to do it because I felt, you know.. what's the point? I just didn't care for myself in general back then but now treating myself is like little awards for being me and just enjoying life.
Q: Do you believe its a priority or luxury to practice self-care in your daily life?
A: I think it's a priority because self-love does help keep your mental state on a very positive path. if you don't love yourself you're going to let a lot of negative energy come to you and just bring you down, hold you down and moving forward will be really hard for you.