Photo taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a woman in her twenties from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered from mental health issues for most of her life. When she was 13, she started to recognize depression in herself and reached out for support. She started therapy and medication, and was eventually diagnosed with Panic Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. She loved photography as a young teen and after a break, which included dropping out of art school and becoming a mother, she is learning to love the camera again and use it as a wellness tool. Kendra has become a Wellness Mentor and Guide for creative women looking to embrace their self discovery and improve their mental health.
About this photo: “I am always seeking for places and things that make me feel safe. My anxiety often brings with it an immense fear… fear of the unknown, fear of what will happen, and even fear of my own emotions. Being on the look out for places like this, covered walking paths that enclose me, give me beautiful light, and natural elements, really helps me calm down.”
Find more from Kendra at her website.