Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming her love of travel. Through traveling, writing, and photography she began to see the beauty of the world again.
About this photo: “I spent a week volunteering at a Women’s Literacy School in Morocco and on my last day in Rabat I got treated to Henna. Henna is a beautiful form of art that is generally done on a woman before her wedding however occasionally it is done for westerners like me who want to experience a bit of culture. I took this photo of my Henna hand in Paris on the way home to the States. I love this photo because to me it represents freedom and beauty. Freedom to take chances in life and to step out of what is comfortable. The beauty of the Henna remained for the next three weeks and was a constant reminder of my experience in Morocco.“