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Life (Hope) Death

Photos taken by Bekr (Bipolar Girl) a 37-year-old woman who lives in Nevada. She always knew she was “different.” She was diagnosed with depression as a teenager, then finally diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in her 20’s, along with PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and ADHD. She has also been a self harmer. It has been a real struggle and she thinks it is a miracle she is alive, but she believes her guardian angel was definitely looking after her for a reason – and she believes that reason is to advocate for mental illness, and help others feel not so alone in this journey we call life.

About these photos: “I took the photos when I was in a dark mood. Although I was feeling dark at the time of taking the photos, they also gave me hope. They made me realize that we are here for such a short time, and once we are gone, we are gone… That made me realize to appreciate every day I have, whether good or bad. To remain hopeful no matter what.”

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7 comments on “Life (Hope) Death

  1. jmgoyder
    December 23, 2012

    Beautiful.

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  2. Bipolar Girl
    December 23, 2012

    Reblogged this on Bipolar Girl and commented:
    Life (Hope) Death
    Some of my photography

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  3. seeker
    December 24, 2012

    There is a song about angels and hope and it goes “soft as a voice of an angel … hope for a gentle tomorrow …. whispering hope….” You take beautiful photos. May I make a copy for my file. I too suffer from a chemical imbalance in the brain. It’s in the genes. Remain hopeful, stay alive. Take care.

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    • Bipolar Girl
      December 24, 2012

      yes you may 🙂 and thank you! Never lose hope and take care!

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  4. DeeDee
    December 24, 2012

    I have many such photos taken over the years – with different cameras, different cemeteries, different conditions (fog is awesome for these statuary!)

    I would have never thought to compose them like this! It’s brilliant – congrats on a really fantastic piece. Now I have to go do something similar. 😉

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    • Bipolar Girl
      December 24, 2012

      I love taking photos in cemeteries, especially New Orleans Cemeteries.
      Thank you 🙂

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