My thesis examines identity and voice through an exploration of self and community. There are two main components, the presentation itself, and the visual work, which is a short film. I reflect on my past as it informs my present, and occupy an in between type of space. The film can be viewed on its own, or with the talk I gave. They are both different experiences. When viewed after the talk, there is a small journey that the audience takes with me before the viewing where I tell parts of my story as the happenings of my life greatly influence my creative process, and inform my voice.