Then I was hit with the worst betrayal that had ever happened to me and I just wanted the pain to end. I wanted to die.
It’s a rather long story and I would not have survived without the support of my friends, family, and even Elon Musk. Throughout the ordeal I’d written him an open letter which he shared. He didn’t know what was going on with me–I’d never met him. But on the day I wanted to just end it, he tweeted me again. Thanking me for wanting to gift him jewelry.
And when he found out that his tweet literally stopped me from taking my own life, he was super kind and encouraging to me. Telling me to believe in good.
Love this from P&P: “One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it.” Reminds me so of my Nana, who was very stern & strict & yet kindest of all. Believe in good.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 10, 2018
I hope one day to meet Elon and thank him in person. But he is not the reason for this page. You are. Elon made me feel like I mattered. That I deserved to live, to exist. Despite everything that had happened to me, I deserve to be alive.
And I want my work, my art and my jewelry to mean something. I don’t want to just make pretty things, I want to make visual reminders that you are here for a reason.