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Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very dark feelings with self portraits. While she is doing much better now, she maintains compassion for those going through these hard things and hopes that her photography can give an honest insight into something that makes most people feel very isolated and alone.
About this photo: “I’ve just started my yoga practice again. I don’t know why it’s so hard to get started when I know it’s so good for me: mentally and physically. Focusing on the breath, stretching the muscles and setting my intentions has really helped me lately as I’ve had some depression sneak back in.”
EXCITING NEWS: Broken Light is in today’s NY Times ▸ http://nyti.ms/1nEGtD8