Nyssa Maliragora

Nova Scotia • Canada


Depression. As a dancer you're taught to dance with emotion, feeling. But it's hard to dance when you're too sad to even get out of bed. I wasn't eating, sleeping or going to school. I could barely breathe without wanting to cry. But then dance happened. You see, dance for me isn't just for fun, or just a hobby- It's my life and it's what saved me. I dance because it makes me feel happy; it allows me to express how I'm feeling through movement and expression. I dance because it saved me, I dance because it makes me feel alive.