"... I was always like the weird kid growing up and I was the youngest by far. So I was pretty much like an only child. And my mother wouldn't let me go play that much so I was very introverted BUT very creative at the same time.
My artist name is Marie H. Willingham. It's my great grandmother's maiden name. Over 100 years ago, she was a baby in a basket left at a door step. Later she got married to my great grandfather on a river boat in New Iberia, LA which is where I'm originally from. She ended up leaving him because she got tired of the riverboat lifestyle and moved to New Orleans. I met her when I was 7 years old and she told me to promise her that I never get married. She told me not to let anyone own me. I'm 28 now and so far I've kept that promise."- Marie