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Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 28-year-old graphic artist who lives with schizo affective disorder. Liz has made it a priority in her life to not be stigmatized by her disease. Being diagnosed at an early age, Liz has learned the ways of life in dealing with schizo affective. She knows the hallucinations will pass and she is not powerless by them. She has not attempted suicide in many years, even though every day is a constant battle. Liz is not ashamed to talk about her past and has a desire to help others dealing with similar problems..
About this photo: “These berries grow in my yard. I see them daily in the summertime and for some odd reason, I’m drawn to them. I normally photograph dolls but whenever I see these little berries, I have to take pictures of them. The Billie Holiday song, ‘Strange Fruit’ runs through my head when I see them. ‘Here is the strange and bitter crop.”
Find more from Liz at her website.