At Rae, we’re dedicated to helping you create a wellness routine that’s as unique as you. That’s why we bring you curated inspiration—art, music and more—to help you feel your best throughout the day. This week, we connect with artist Niki Dionne to reflect what our motto—shine from inside—means to her.

Tell us a little bit about you.

I became an artist to exist in a space free from judgement, expectation, and rules. It feels ironic that I became an artist to be free of judgement when my work is put on public platforms and left open to criticism, but as long as the work I create resonates with me, I am truly happy. To me, art is the ultimate form of self-expression. The magic lies in the process, when I’m making, nothing else matters but the canvas in front of me.

How do you support your well-being throughout the day?

I carve out time for well-being by practicing the ukulele everyday. Music is a balm that can help remove any lingering stress from the day.

Why were you excited to partner with Rae? 

I’m excited about this collaboration with Rae because CBD has become a regular part of my nightly routine. Every morning, I wake up feeling fully rested, ready to take on the day, and that was never the case before CBD.

What does ‘shine from inside’ mean to you?

To me, to ‘shine from inside’ is to accept all of yourself. When you embrace your imperfection, your glow is unmatched.