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Shadows of Myself

Please welcome first-time contributor Anne, a 42-year-old divorced mother of two. Anne has dealt with post-partum depression after the birth of her first child, unemployment, a second child and subsequent divorce a couple of years later. Since then, she has found herself dealing with depressive episodes, made more acute by the solitude of her mono-parental situation and the absence of her family of origin in her surroundings. When facing a depressive episode, she finds it very hard to speak up. Photography, painting, and writing have becomes an outlet for these silent, voiceless screams.

About this photo: “While on a walk on the Brooklyn beach front, the heavy wind was picking up the sand, and the silhouettes of people moving towards Coney Island resonated with this feeling of being a shadow of myself.”


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4 comments on “Shadows of Myself

  1. luro97
    June 2, 2015

    Awesome first submission! Welcome and hope to see more awesomeness from you very soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. steve's pictures
    June 2, 2015

    This photo is timeless.


  3. hank Shaw
    June 2, 2015

    great image


  4. betsyborchardt
    June 3, 2015

    I found this photograph mesmerizing, almost haunting. I know from experience that depression is a lonely and alternate type reality. I hope you continue your artistic expressions, for they release your unique voice, which is beautiful. God Bless.
    Betsy .


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