Maddox, who posts under the handle @actuallyfromatlanta, describes herself as an outsider artist; her vivid creations narrate scenes of day-to-day life in her Atlanta neighborhood but also speak to the displacement that she and her community feel as the city grows and gentrifies around them. Her talent comes from her artistic mother, who encouraged her daughter to express herself from an early age. “She’s not a classically trained artist, but she made art my whole life,” says Maddox. “I learnt early on that the way to communicate or express an idea was through making something with my hands.”