DAY 5: Being unable to express oneself as an artist is pretty much hell on earth. And that was pretty much where I was at when I first started MassQing. The ritual's theraputic effect cannot be overstated, it brought me form a very small, restricted place to where I am now. A lot of what Month of the MassQ was about was me opening up. In doing so I realized that I was not alone in what I was going through, and that shareing our challenges as well as our triumpths with each other in whatever way that we can, could be cathartic and even healing for everyone involved. In telling the story of my own struggles I am forced to face them, and in facing them, I realize that they are not as intimidating as I had thought.