Your substance is in doing something creative and artistic, where you can set free the storyteller in you.

You enjoy making short films with your classmates, taking photos of your friends, painting the sunset, or just finding your own way to express your unique self. Your views are your own—don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. There’s no limit to what you can achieve when you stay focused on your passion.

Not Exactly You?

Everyone has their own substance. If Creativity doesn’t sound like yours, you can explore more options below. Take the quiz to discover your substance and find out what motivates you.

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Get inspired by our Voices With Substance—learn about people from Hawai‘i who have found their substance.

What makes you, you?

Discover your substance. Here are some things you can do with your creative energy:



Whether you’re taking pictures of the sunset or taking selfies with your friends, no angle is too high or low as you “focus” on that perfect shot.


Pour your heart into a short film, or take funny videos of your pets to post on Instagram or Vine. Let the cameras roll as you document the world.



Grab pen and paper to start writing the next great novel/screenplay. Get addicted to the art
of words.


Painting & Drawing

Bring out the beauty in the world around you, and bring your visions to life. Say a thousand words with your works of art.