We asked some of our favorite folks what makes them happy and why?

Courtney Knight | Illustrator

Learning a new skill, watching stand up comedy, romance, being near water, playfulness, growing my creative community~ all of these light me up, benefit my mental health and inform my work along the way. Watching comedy and laughing at the absurdities reminds me alot of being a kid or even hanging out with kids- there’s a lightheartedness where you let yourself go, you cackle and your imagination starts racing through all the riffing possibilities… It’s a crucial part of living life for me and gives me a playful perspective for storytelling. Read more>>

Loli Laboureau | Creative Director and Photographer

Definitely this is the question that mostly got my attention. What makes me happy? A question that we’ve been all asked since we went to preschool. It took almost 27 years of my life to finally answer it. Having mental health is probably what makes me happy and allows me to enjoy those moments of happiness. My mental health includes boundaries, doing what I love for a living, spending time with the one I love and being grateful for the choses I’ve made in my life, even the ones I don’t necessarily agree on today. Read more>>

Francesca Castro | Guitarist, Vocalist, Producer, & Composer

Music makes me happy because it’s a universal language that unites people of all different backgrounds. It doesn’t matter where you come from or what language you speak. People are still able to connect to each other through music and that’s what I love about it. It can make you dance, it can make you cry, and feel so many different emotions. Read more>>