In my picture I tried to show how I am very different 'inside' to how I appear from the outside. The 'me' seen by the outside world is quite lively and bright and the dark hidden spaces in me are not often visible from the surface. My illness has given me time to reflect on myself and 'who I really am' and as a result the 'me' that I present to the outside world reflects the real inner 'me' more closely. I am far more in touch with myself nowadays and my illness has been a positive experience in that sense.