People deserve to know where ideas originate, I believe. And, people should share their stories.
It started with necessity: I managed online communities and was asked personal questions often. It was easier to answer them once, and to link to when needed.
Being an artist almost requires from me to be sincere in my self-presentation. Being mysterious would probably be much more attractive and safe, but I want you to understand my art better by knowing how I see myself and the world, and what influenced me.
My students are often very open with me, they invite me in their homes and mention personal matters. To match that friendliness, and to make it easier for you to decide whether you want to deal with me, I will try to tell you enough about myself.
My friends can pick here one or another fun fact about me as well, if I have not joked about it already. Entrusted people helped me to understand myself many times before, and writing about the key moments of my past openly has being enriching and liberating as well.
I cannot tell you everything important though, because I need to guard other people's privacy. I also avoid unnecessary details, and exclude most indescribably blissful or shockingly dreadful moments by generalization. I try to keep the stories short.
Thank you for your attention! It is deeply appreciated.