It should go without saying that knowing thyself ain’t easy. In other words, soul-searching demands action, movement, and even then, there’s the whole mess around finding it. Looking at your reflection, without pause, without shame—traumas and battles incorporated—can be a challenge that many may never have to take on in a lifetime. But if you do, it might help you reason through some things. You may even end up in a conversation, hand to phone, sounding a good deal like Canadian artist Haviah Mighty.
“It’s been a lot of mental growth and shifting in an effort to make me into a more well-rounded individual,” the Brampton, Ontario native says. “I’m lucky in a way that makes it hard to recognize that I could have died.”