I was originally attracted to The American Fusion Project because the mission statement sounded like a personal dream of mine, which is to create an outreach program for youth. I was specifically intrigued by the element of relationship building in this project. I believe that outreach is not completely successful unless the team is striving to make personal relationships, which thankfully is exactly what The American Fusion Project is all about. 

As I first sat with Kristen, her passion and organization drew me in immediately. The text that we are using for inspiration is beyond stunning and it encourages me to create and share what is going on inside of my head. I anticipate a supportive, joyful, and beautiful experience as we the artists collaborate and most importantly, build relationships within the Kansas community.