Photo taken by contributor 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 took this picture on top of the bowl and near the Continental Divide in Colorado. Skiing is one of the most liberating sports of all. I love to scream down the hill as fast as my body is able and feel as free as can be. What an exhilarating feeling!”