Big Bang Love

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************ When I was younger, I thought I would met my Prince Charming one day, the next day I would be in love, the day after that we'd plan a wedding and the rest would be history. I expected a BIG BANG moment. Fireworks and … Continue reading Big Bang Love

Let Me Entertain You

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************   Let me entertain you. That would be easier. Easier than opening up to you. It would be easy to create a story, so you can't see my pain.   Let me entertain you. Something - interesting. Enticing. Alluring. I will tell wild tales … Continue reading Let Me Entertain You

Little Things

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************ I get so caught up in my to-do lists and big dreams for the future that I forget to be thankful for the little things. I forget to stop and notice things. So these pictures are of the little things I stopped and noticed … Continue reading Little Things

Learning to Forgive.

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************ I remember him pulling open the door, hearing it slam against the wall behind it. I cringed knowing what was coming. He cursed under his breath and came into my grandma’s room. He screamed at her. Slurring curse words with insults. He was screaming … Continue reading Learning to Forgive.

I Kept Walking

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************ I am sitting here, in the plush velvet chair over looking a stage. A stage that hosted big names. People who started organizations that have made a global impact. I am sitting in a giant old elegant theater, listening to a speaker talk about … Continue reading I Kept Walking

Black and White.

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************ In black and white, I am safe. In black and white, its wrong or right. It is either good enough or inadequate. In black and white, I am confined. When I stay in black and white, you can't see my ugly. But you can't … Continue reading Black and White.

I Wear A Mask.

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************ I wear a beautiful mask. I wear this mask to hide my insecurities. I put on a front.   I want you to know me, but wait, not all of me. Just the parts that are good enough to look at. I want you … Continue reading I Wear A Mask.

I Told God I Didn’t Want Him.

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************ This picture was taken in Myanmar, by Mariah Neilson.  Looking up I saw the freedom I wanted. The freedom I had hoped for. But I was trapped. I was hurt. I was afraid. I was afraid of letting God come in and heal my … Continue reading I Told God I Didn’t Want Him.