August 12, 2012

Self Portrait Therapy

A series of self portraits that will never be finished. 

My self-harm habits have been with me my entire life.
I get better and I get worse at the same time, all of the time. And that is essentially what self-harm is--it makes you better and worse. These photos are my effort to reconcile the the self hate and the self love, and document a healing process that ebbs and flows with no consistency or predictability, a process that will never end because it is a part of who I am.

This is my "self portrait therapy," if you will. 

















My mantra is often: I'm ok, you're ok, it will all be ok, etc.



PS- I stole the term "self portrait therapy" from Alexis Mire.