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Photo taken by first-time contributor Trash Bash, a 27-year-old freelance TV creative from London. Her mother has had schizophrenia since Trash Bash was 16-years-old. The pitfalls were always more memorable and devastating than her ‘good days’. A good day would be the pills working, but she would be drowsy and incomprehensible; there has never been a day she hasn’t been in physical pain and talking to herself since. She is constantly paranoid and for Trash Bash it’s sad because she remembers that her mother used to be different, but her brother has always known her this way. Thankfully she still has the privilege to do so much more than many inflicted with this disease. She has three loving children, a devoted husband and mother. For the first time in years, she was able to journey into central London this year. The hustle and bustle is usually all too much, but she did it and her family made sure she knew how proud they were of her. Trash Bash continues to pray for her, because she’s the best woman she knows.
About this photo: “Photo was taken in Bränno, Gothenburg Sweden. The beautiful rocks in the sun with the yellow growth caught my eye. I thought how striking it would be to fill the whole screen of the camera up with these rocks. Yellow is also Sweden’s national colour.”