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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:
“When I look at my body, at first all I see are flaws.
Lumps and curves,
scars and marks.
The deeper I look,
I see the reminders of
pregnancy and childbirth,
of growth and change.
Of sickness and healing.
I see the harshness of the world
and the love of a mother.
Find more from Kendra at her website.