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Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, especially self-portraiture, was a tool that helped her throughout those challenging times, and allowed her to process her dark feelings. Carrie believes that her experiences with mental illness were a catalyst for her to discover her creative and spiritual gifts. She is now on a positive journey of wonder and change, using those gifts to help others.
About this photo: “the new (used) camera body came a day early. I’ve only taken a few shots but everything seems to be working. I’ll know more after spending more time with her. We had a good talk and I felt a stirring in my heart.”
Find more from Carrie at her website