Lia Mesme is a Swedish mask artist, composer, screenwriter, Irish dancer, actress, and former occupational therapist.
Lia called herself "the clown trapped in reality" as she experienced an identity crisis while forcing herself to meet society's expectations. Redefining success and creating a "surreal reality", she's now working as a full-time artist.
Lia's goal is to fight against the stigma of depression and mental illness through art. Her artwork is a unique way to express the permanent battle between hope and darkness. She brings untold stories to the surface, and encourages people to stop wearing socially approved masks.
She has organized many exhibitions and workshops that were focusing on the fight against the stigma of mental health problems.