Hey! I’m Ilena Katsonis, and aside from creating content for this awesome program, I’m an artist. Art, whether it’s drawing, sculpting, building, or making music, has always been my escape—a way to express myself and the one constant in my life. I grew up with ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, and physical challenges, and I continue to deal with these things on a daily basis.
Growing up, I didn’t have access to resources that would have helped guide me. That’s why I want to do what I can to help other people now. I missed out on a lot due to my mental health and learning differences, and I want to show that it’s really OK to take a nontraditional path.