Hi, my name Is Kelly and I am one of the founding members of nvrlnd.

I believe that there are many benefits to dealing with mental health and one of the things I have found most helpful in that area is having a creative outlet!

Removing the stigma of mental health is a large challenge but having organizations like Project Nightlight to get people talking about it will help and ultimately help people, in general, become better versions of themselves.

On a personal level having a creative outlet has been a tremendous help! 11 years ago I lost my father very suddenly and at the time I thought that I was all alone and very close to being unable to deal with the trauma of the loss. It wasn’t until I started taking photography more seriously and becoming part of the art community in this city that I realized that there were people just like me and that it was acceptable to talk about what I was going through.

In the process of becoming a larger part of the art community, I saw a need for safe and affordable places for artists to congregate and create in their own artistic mediums. So for the past 6 years, and with a lot of help from my friends that I now consider part of my extended family, I was able to create nvrld.