Still Devout explores the struggles of a family attempting to live and survive together despite their clashing identities. Throughout my life, I found it painful to attempt to be who my family wanted me to be and to be whom I knew I was deep down. When my brother developed schizophrenia, it was as if our identities were suddenly unmasked and we could not escape the desire to change each other in hopes to achieve happiness. I became fascinated by how often we hope to remove or "cure" our flaws to please those around us. In Still Devout, I observe how these pressures can rise in the family because despite our differences we must learn to love and live together. I believe this story needs to be told to inspire other families who struggle with the human need to feel and be understood. I hope that people will reflect and teach others about their struggle—a struggle that I hope can unite families instead of break them apart. My goal with Still Devout is to ask one question: how do we learn to live through the conflict created by our differences?