Hello you colorful sprinkles!
My name is Willow. I am a YouTuber, Vlogger, and Illusionist. Originally from Longwood, Florida, I began making videos in my hometown and nearby cities to document the historic buildings. The Longwood Historical Society shared the footage, and I even received praise from the city's mayor. Over time, I expanded the videos to include my other interests. In 2021 I moved to Wisconsin with my partner Caden, dog Izzy, and Dove named Ditto (who has since passed). I enjoy spending my time editing videos, cooking, playing Animal Crossing with Caden, and practicing magic and juggling.
Hello everybody! It's Caden
Caden is an artist currently working out of Wisconsin. He focuses on various subjects such as ants, eels, frogs, dogs, and foxes! He is autistic and identifies as transmasculine (pronouns: he/him). Caden is chronically ill - and has been since childhood. He spent most of his school days drawing in class—issues at home, chronic illness, and major depression, complicated practicing. Caden finally decided to take art classes as an elective in high school. It was there that he found the time to create more art.
After graduating high school, he began working at a local retail store. He worked there for a year before getting very sick. He started having chest palpitations, chest flutters, fatigue, shortness of breath, tingles in the arms/legs, and even passing out. After months of wrong guesses from doctors, he got his first diagnosis:
Autonomic dysfunction. There’s no cure, just managing the symptoms.
While stuck in bed, he discovered AntsCanada on YouTube. This began his journey into the macro world of ants.
After taking a less physically taxing job, he moved into an apartment with an art room. He was finally able to truly blossom as an artist and GROW! He created works such as Beastie, and Henry.
Then in August 2019, that came to a screeching halt. Caden got rear-ended, suffering two herniated discs in the neck and one in the lower back. On top of symptoms from autonomic dysfunction, he now deals with numbness, shooting pains, stiffness, burning, and increased tingles. As someone who experiences some physical disabilities, he seeks to show that it’s okay to be disabled. It’s okay to take your time, rest, and respect the boundaries of the body and mind.
He also seeks to end the stigma behind mental illness, especially dissociative identity disorder (DID). As someone with the disorder, he hopes to show that systems are not the scary murderous monsters that Hollywood depicts. While not everyone in the Toast System is an artist, many are.
Caden was recently diagnosed with POTS. You can watch that video here.