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Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. She has survived suicide attempts and years of self-harm. After wandering her way through life unable to trust and barely feeling alive, she is now fighting to live a healthy life. She has been reading, journaling, blogging and working hard to heal. She is finally taking care of herself and starting to feel better.
About this photo: “Storms are coming… It is the rainy season here and I know grey skies are not the traditional back-drop for good photography… but I prefer them to blue skies any day… My world is so colored by grey – It feels like home to me. Blue skies and sunshine feel like a lie. I stare out at sunny days and want to shake my fist at the sky. Meanwhile, I get lost in all the little details… Flowers opening up, leaves unfurling, the world coming back to life… Grey skies and hope… such an odd combination.”
Find more from Captivating Bitter at her blog.