We are what we eat. As consumers of mass media, we must be conscious of what we feed our mind’s eye. Sumpter’s dissertation, Apocalyptic Soul: Seeing Through Image in the Age of End Time examines the impact of apocalyptic media on psyche and the material world. Her academic research and creative work both aim to raise awareness of the notion that the medium is the message and the myths and media we create ultimately shape our reality. Studies have shown the media we use daily is constantly redefining our existence and what it means to be human in the 21st century. Sumpter’s passion for science-fiction, documentary and independent cinema connects to her belief that media can be a power tool of our collective liberation and soul survival.