The Black Swan

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age four, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. During her teen years, she began noticing extreme mood swings, manic one moment and depressed the next, and... Continue Reading →

The Nightmare

Please welcome first-time contributor Loni, a survivor of long-term childhood sexual abuse. She battles complex PTSD and with that, depression and anxiety. Loni has made it her life’s mission to empower other survivors to overcome their circumstances. She is currently studying Child and Family Studies at Berea College. It is her dream to start a transitional home... Continue Reading →

Same Day Service

Photo taken by first-time contributor Olivia, a 52-year-old multi-media artist living in the Midwest of the United States. She is a survivor of child and young adult incest, and suffers with depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Olivia began photographing as a child. Recording life through her camera lens was a method she employed to interact with the... Continue Reading →

Sea of Pain

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. During her teen years, she began noticing extreme mood swings, manic one moment and depressed the next, and... Continue Reading →

Invisible Tattoos

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. During her teen years, she began noticing extreme mood swings, manic one moment and depressed the next, and... Continue Reading →

Beauty Is In The Eye of The Beholder

Photos taken by contributor Shanna McKinney, a 40-year-old woman from Georgia who has struggled with an array of mental health challenges throughout her life. Only in the past few years during counseling for PTSD, anxiety, and depression, was she and the world introduced to Gidget, Squirt (Little Shanna), and Adrian, her dissociative identities. With the help of her alters, she is remembering and... Continue Reading →

Abandoned

Photo taken by contributor Thomas Slatin, a man in his thirties who is an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse. He was first diagnosed with major depressive disorder and PTSD at the age of 18. On the advice of his fiancée, he picked up a camera and started taking pictures. He has always been a talented and gifted writer, and... Continue Reading →

Sinking Slowly

Photo taken by first-time contributor Thomas Slatin, a man in his thirties who is an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse.  He was first diagnosed with major depressive disorder and PTSD at the age of 18.  On the advice of his fiancée, he picked up a camera and started taking pictures.  He has always been a talented and gifted writer,... Continue Reading →

Ascension

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. During her teen years, she began noticing extreme mood swings, manic one moment and depressed the next, and... Continue Reading →

Desolate: A Conceptual Self-Portrait

Please welcome first-time contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. During her teen years, she began noticing extreme mood swings, manic one moment and depressed the next,... Continue Reading →

Trauma, Grief, and Finding Myself

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Livonne, a woman from Australia who lives with PTSD, anxiety and depression. She suffered sexual abuse as a child, as well as a marriage that turned violent and culminated in her being stalked for nearly 5 years and then having her 10-year-old daughter killed on an access visit. Livonne... Continue Reading →

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