What “I” Really Means…

This piece from my Art Journal Sketch Series is about the experience of learning through therapy to recognise and separate my own identity from those of others around me, and to become aware of and listen to myself. Identity disturbance is a common symptom of Borderline Personality Disorder, and for me, has resulted in a lifetime of being unaware of myself as a unique entity.

Art Journal Sketch Series. Watercolour Pencil on Paper.Copyright Katy Matilda Neo, 2016.


  1. Love your artwork and can especially relate to this one. Just recently I’ve been learning I have a bit of a problem with boundaries – not knowing where I end and others start. I’ve realised a big part of me thought I was here to make others happy because it would make me happy, but it led to a lot of pain/identity crisis as I bent over backwards to try to please people. Now learning to put up a boundary. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment, and for expressing your liking of my work! And sorry for the delayed response. As you can imagine, sharing on the level I do can make me feel quite exposed and vulnerable at times, so it is really reassuring to receive a comment like yours. So thank you.