Grace Spencer is (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an artist based in New York City, where she is attending the School of Visual Arts for her BFA in Photography and Video. Her medium is digital photography and video work focused on gender and feminism.
The diary you are going to be looking at is that of someone who no longer feels she has a home because everything familiar is gone. I want to be strong like a legend, but I first need to make peace within myself.
I always like the idea of the Valkyrie from Norse mythology or Artemis from Greek legend. Strong women that defended themselves and others from a growing darkness. But I’m no warrior myth or hero; I was weak. For the last year, I have been on a path of change. I have lost the average weight of a 4th grade girl from my body. I have gotten out of a six year long relationship from an abusive individual. The weight of what society thought I should look like and what my partner made me become through manipulation and abusive completely transformed me. Now, I am an adult; alone and free. I am, for the first time, somewhere new and I don’t have a home or body I recognize anymore. As empowering as it is, it is also completely terrifying.