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Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as having experienced anxiety and disordered eating during her teenage years. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Creative Writing. Her primary mediums are poetry and photography, though she has also been known to dabble in printmaking and other genres of writing. She seeks to understand her experiences and to connect with others through her art.
About this photo: “This picture makes me sad to look at now because this was a kitten I had found on the side of I-5, abandoned, and brought home with me. She was ill and despite the fact that I took her to the vet and got her medication, she died two or so weeks after this photograph was taken. I had named her Aubrey.”