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Photo taken by Yoshimi Teh, 24, in Honolulu, HI. She will be receiving her BA in art history and computer science in 2013, after walking away from being a studio arts major. She grew tired of what she described as the constant backstabbing and two faced studio community that she was at first involved in. Yoshimi stuck through her education in studio arts until she gained enough studio knowledge to be able to work on the side while pursuing a different major and a minor. Her encounter with adversities caused her to lose faith in the world, leaving her discouraged and depressed. However, she remains determined to make things better.
About this photo: This photograph is worth a thousand words. It challenges the viewers to reevaluate the very fabric of society, individuals, media and such. It dares you to think deeper when there is a possibility that you might not like what you discover. It reminds us that awareness of an issue is the first step to changing, hopefully for the better.
The past makes us who we are. Instead of sweeping your problems under the carpet and hope they never resurface, I make it a challenge (no matter how hard to stomach) to face the problem head on and turn it into something others as well as myself can see, touch, learn from. Fighting your own negativity and not allowing fear to take control, can be a life long journey. It’s important to keep trying.