Mackenzie Krueger
Eugine, Oregon
23 years old

Mackenzie took part in my google survey. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and currently resides in Warren, Michigan. Although I do not know her personally, I have had multiple conversations with her through student government, where I believe she has shown resilience and willingness to help others around her in order to create enjoyable experiences. Her statement is a testament that asking isn't always a bad thing, taking care of your own health is a priority and that it shouldn't be ignored in times of need.

Below is her response -

“2020 has made me pay more attention to and notice the propaganda that is taught to us at a young age in America. It has also made me pay more attention to people and their mental health/needs. It made me address that I am not okay and have a lot of unresolved childhood trauma that I’ve been working through and setting boundaries for myself.

I’m not well yet, but I’m working on it. I depend on my 2 closest friends emotionally and even had a drinking problem for most of 2020, but I’ve moved past it.”

*Mackenzie sent me her own self portrait. January 2021.