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Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old who lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office assistant but was signed off work due to mental health issues. She deteriorated even more after that, with time spent in hospital, going to see counsellors, and lots of medications, with various side effects. She decided that she didn’t want to live like that anymore and she wanted to make her daughter proud of her, so she pushed herself to go back to college where she chose to study photography. She quickly realised how much she loved every aspect of photography. Although she still has very dark days, she continues to push herself and carry on doing what she loves.

About this photo: “This image reflects my journey through the darkness that is mental illness. How it can sometimes be difficult to see the way out even with direction, but never giving up looking for that light.”

Find more from Tracy at her website.


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6 comments on “Pursuit

  1. estoyenmanosdelalfarero
    November 27, 2014

    This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Leah Givens
    November 27, 2014

    Beautiful image, and what an inspiring journey.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. jimholroyd365
    November 27, 2014

    This is a beautiful and powerful image, may I reblog it?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. suej
    November 28, 2014

    A very powerful image, well created

    Liked by 1 person

  5. BookOfBokeh
    December 1, 2014


    Liked by 1 person

  6. jimholroyd365
    December 10, 2014

    Reblogged this on jimholroyd365 and commented:
    I love this image by Tracy.

    Liked by 1 person

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