Cody Saintgnue is The Proof That You Can Actually Change Your Own Life
From Being a Street Kid to Walking The Runway
In this issue of L’ARTISTE Mag, we are really happy to bring forth the story of someone that we’ve admired for a couple of years now and who actually inspired our founder, Lalaina Rackson to write some of her first blog posts here on Medium.
Through his constant inspiring tweets, facebook posts and instagram captions, we’ve learned to appreciate the human being that he is and we were suprised to see that there were actually more people than we thought who were also walking this path towards authenticity.
So it is only natural that this issue of L’ARTISTE Mag should be dedicated to Cody Saintgnue’s life story and inspiring journey.
Cody Saintgnue never shys away from telling the story of his upbringing.
Indeed, he always says that one thing that he hopes to do is to inspire people through sharing his life story and his own struggles.
Cody’s life hasn’t always been easy (but yet again, life isn’t supposed to be easy anyway).
He admitted on Splat chat that he was a street kid and that his mother was a heroin addict and a private escort.
“Being a street kid, I had a parent who did love me — I had a mother who loved me — dad wasn’t in the picture, he left when I was around 4. My mother was addicted to heroin. She was a drug addict and she was a private escort. She was very neglectful and the problem was that she couldn’t take care of herself so how was she going to take care of another human being? — The thing is that that’s not different from a lot of kids. My story is not different in that sense. The difference is what I did with my life. And that’s what I want to emphasize on. There’s thousands upon thousands of kids who are currently going through that stuff and I want to let them know that ‘you can change your situation!’”
Fast forward to the present, some of you might have seen Cody in the hit TV Show Teen Wolf; he also just recently joined Kenneth Cole’s campaign called The Courageous Class which encourages people to DO COURAGEOUS.
It’s very clear to us here at L’ARTISTE Mag that Cody Saintgnue is a being that is here to help make the world a better place and we hope that by bringing forth his personal story and by standing beside him on his journey that we can help him on his mission.
Cody Saintgnue is a name that you should all remember as he is the perfect example of everything that L’ARTISTE Mag stands for which are: 1. Be your authentic self — 2. Express your authentic self through art or whatever ignites your heart — 3. Help others be the best version of themselves — and finally, the most important of them all — 4. simply live your life!
L’Artiste Mag, is a magazine dedicated to all the dreamers, doers, creatives, weirdos, lovers and overall incredible human beings. The goal of this magazine is to awaken your long asleep authentic self and to be able to permanently work/live with it and experience life like you used to experience it when you were a kid, with big eyes full of wonder, joy, fun, creativity and authenticity.