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Lily Ayotte

THE ARTIST

Lily Ayotte is currently a double major in Theater and Psychology at Suffolk University. She has been performing for over 10 years and has had the privilege of working with and learning from many amazing directors and playwrights herself. This film will mark her writing and directorial debut and she is excited to see what else she can bring to life through film.

THE PIECE

This piece is meant to show that no matter how hard you try to avoid facing the underlying issues of a relationship or how deep you repress the hardest parts of your life, everything is going to come to the surface eventually. We have to respect ourselves enough to let that happen.

THE CHARITY

StrongMinds is a non-profit that treats depression in women and adolescents in low-income communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Since starting fieldwork in 2014, StrongMinds has provided group talk therapy to more than 70,000 depressed women in Uganda and Zambia.

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.