Michaela Japec struggles, as many other people do, with body image. In recent years, Michaela has begun to use her insecurities as fuel for her artistic work. She now explores her own perceived physical flaws in her creative process, revealing and highlighting these “flaws” in her work. Michaela finds that exposing her anxieties, which have haunted her since a young age, is healing for both herself and the viewer. Creating art featuring her physical imperfections allows others to see their own flaws in a more accepting, tangible, and beautiful way.