Photo taken by contributor Jodie Beardmore, a 22-year-old final year photography student who had to defer a year of university due to being diagnosed with depression. She is continuing a self-portrait project which has aided in her recovery before her return to university in September.

About this photo: “In her piece ‘Nest’ she is presented in the foetal position like a child in a womb, hidden away within the nest, like a fallen bird, her wings collapsed and unable to fly, representing the fight or flight of anxiety. She must stay here until she is able to face reality. Presenting her body which is something she has never been content with, she has allowed herself to not only show others a side of her that is hidden emotionally but the discomfort within her own skin and to recognise and begin to accept herself for who she is.”

Find more from Jodie at her Facebookblog, and on instagram @Jbimageryx.


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