By Sarah Montgomery
"My journey with mental health has always been chaotic. It felt like thoughts and delusions were constantly running my mind, especially every spring. I didn’t know what was fact or fiction. When I realized I had the power to overcome my diagnosis, my life began to take shape. I started taking my medication and quit doing drugs.
"The flower is what came to be through the layers of turmoil and years of pain. I want to stand tall with my illness—like this bold flower shows—because only I truly know what it took to get here. Now, I hope to help those who are suffering and let them know that something may blossom from the chaos they are currently in.”
Sarah enjoys art, animals, comedy and cooking. She has two dogs that are her “fur kids,” and is supported by her family. She graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in advertising. Currently, she is dedicating her creativity toward her true passion: fashion design. You can follow Sarah on Instagram using @alius.apparel and @sarahmontzott.