“I am the wounded woman who smiles with certainty but drowns in her eyes because she wants to be seen without being abused.”
2002 CANON POWERSHOT 7.1 MEGAPIXEL
06 MAR 2018
In response to all of the women coming out against abusive photographers and a healing ground for trauma survivors. Accounts ranging from these men being rude and pushy to using coercion and even raping. As women, how many times have we been pressured into saying “yes” to something we didn’t want to? For fear of our safety or in desperation. I know for myself, the answer is 1 too many times. Not including the times we were not asked permission.
This shoot allowed me to begin healing from my sexual traumas of childhood; a time when I had no understanding of CONSENT but had it stolen from me. The vulnerability I felt working my first nude shoot was absolutely liberating.
I use my art to reclaim what’s mine. My BODY, my WILL, and my MESSAGE.
22 year old Californian artist, Justine, finds splendor in everything artistically imaginable. Since early childhood she has : illustrated, sung, danced, performed, created. When not creating, like many artists, she struggles with her mental health and past traumas. Art is her only salvation. Not forgetting LOVE, of course. Healing through creative arts while being present in the world and sharing its joy and beauty with others.
~ Growing always ~ ❁
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Submitted to See All This Magazine – Women’s Issue