brown skin is tough, so it doesn’t easily burn.

brown skin is tough, so it doesn’t easily burn (2016)
Self-Portrait Series (digital, 35mm)
Size: 30x42cm

Our relationships with our own bodies are complex, and even more so when they have endured trauma. This photo series is an exploration of how survivors continue to battle with their mental health long after the traumatic event had passed, and the struggle to reclaim our bodies.

1

i think you love secrets because they make you feel special.

 

2

you wouldn’t take long to replace. there are hundreds of you. better.

 

4

there are ripples flowing through your body. and they’re forming melodies.

 

3

you can’t trust the strangers out there. they’re dangerous.

 

5

you keep pouring love out of yourself. but some of it is supposed to be for you.