Actualized is a memoir based on the author’s self-actualizing experiences. The author, Toni Quest, is a self-taught artist and educator who specializes in self-portraiture. She seeks to inspire others by sharing her story, her art, and her instruction. Her struggles and triumphs are unique, yet many can relate to her experiences. Actualized cites the research of Philip Rubinov-Jacobson, a respected artist, and educator who uses his knowledge and skill to help many who are less fortunate by tapping into the creative spirit and enabling self-actualization through art instruction. This book was written to inspire, galvanize, and guide individuals toward their own self-actualization.