the beginnings of a photo series I started years ago but didn’t have the courage to share, reinvented. showcasing the emotion behind my severe anxiety and depression and how I’ve been taught to repress those feelings over the years and to always seem to look, be, and act as if I were unaffected. encasing the taboo and stigma behind these mental illnesses and how so many people are unable to communicate themselves. how so many people have loved ones who are unwilling to understand how these illnesses affect people and their everyday lives. being told that I should not feel sad or want to hurt myself because “my life isn’t that bad” is a primary example of why I feel I need to convey the true pain that is hidden, but felt from these illnesses, within this photo series.
I would be incredibly interested to work and collaborate with any other artists that want to be a part of this, that can relate to these struggles.
“I remember wishing I could be boiled like water and made pure again”
I don’t typically get a lot of response to photos on here anymore, but I figured I would give it a shot.
find more soon on www.understandmia.com