I think there’s this tension we all find ourselves living in. This tension between who we are and who others think we are. This tension between what we feel we are on this earth to do and what we are actually doing. We all set out with the expectation of finding our passion, our dream job, whatever you want to label it. But somewhere along the way, we start listening to those voices that tell us we aren’t good enough. Somewhere between childhood and becoming an adult, we lose our innocence and we let other people’s ideas dictate our actions. In recent years, I have gone on this journey of learning who I am and growing as an artist. I have questioned myself and my motives and wondered what the point of it all is. And I have come to the realization that while everyone wants to succeed in their endeavors, the success can’t be the motivation behind it. You can have all the money and status in the world and still go to bed dissatisfied with your accomplishments. That is what FAKE is about. It’s about being unapologetically yourself when the world is telling you to hide behind a mask. It’s an ironic name for a culture of people choosing to live authentic.