Celebrating mental health awareness and radical self-acceptance, Manic Pixie Dream Squirrel was inspired by my own daily ritual of “breakfast, coffee, and medicine.”

Playing with the manic pixie dream girl trope and emo culture from the 2000s, I’ve created whimsical jewelry, homeware, and sculptures that juxtapose bright colors and imagery against dark patterns and themes.

Using glass as my primary medium, I am embracing these dichotomies—light and dark, high and low, joy and pain—to celebrate the full spectrum of what it means to be human.

Through the act of visibly wearing, using, or displaying these pieces, I invite you to embrace your own internal contradictions and to accept all aspects of being exactly who you are.

Be a part of ending taboos about mental health, wellness, and treatment and inspire others to embrace self-acceptance.