"I used to like this lady, she was a friend who worked at the same shop that I worked at. I told her that I loved her through a text. I got so many enemies from it. I was sad all the time and suicidal. When you try to express your feelings about someone you get hatred for it.

I stand with a shadow next to me. The shadow is black. I used to live like that shadow, cooped up with feelings but now I am this happy girl. I have tried love in this country, it didn’t work for me, but I am happier now. I am not like I was two or three years ago."

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This project was in collaboration with Autograph and Fast Forward: Woman in Photography. We are so grateful for their support in making this happen! Find out more about the project and how to purchase the book, Putting Ourselves in the Picture, here.

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