I am me; there is no other me, there is no other girl called Toubie, and no one called Toby who spells it Toubie. I was never taught to own my name. Instead, my name owned me and my name was not kind. I was teased about my name very often. Because of this, I grew up being shy of who I was; being scared to introduce myself by my name. And due to this I grew up believing I wasn't good enough, because of my name. Until I met a friend who told me, that if I hated it so much, I should just change it.

It was then I realised that I was hiding behind something that I did not want to change. I started to accept that I was Toubie Jack and that was it. There was no changing it. If I wanted to become that successful person who was hiding inside of me, then I had to start accepting my name and what it stood for.

 

With each project I secured, the more confidence I started to develop in Toubie Jack. I am still going through a period of massive growth as to who I am as an artist and that is getting stronger with every commission I receive. I am so much more comfortable with my name now, that I can almost smile when someone mispronounces it.

I am available for commissions, collaborations and meeting new people.

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