I applied to be part of our local cultural arts program. My goal? To get out of my comfort zone and just hit submit. I didn’t care if I was selected. Everything has changed for me as a photographer, as a creator, as a human, in the last 11 months.
I choose these 13 photos for my show for a reason. They represent me on a primal level. They represent my journey from feeling powerless to finally being free and unafraid. And they each represent who I am, as an artist.
5 years ago, I almost died on the operating table. Something had to change. So, I made me a priority for the first time in my life. 92.1 pounds eliminated later and I never stop having fun.
Dear end of 2023 me: Dayum Girl! You were the epitome of beast this year. You did all the things and then some. All because you made resolutions to commit, follow through, and practicing being present. I still can’t believe you finally did #25 on your Living List.
I declared 2022 to be my year. Even through struggles and fresh grief, 2022 did NOT disappoint. Building on the 43 reasons 2022 was my year, I hereby declare, loudly and proudly, that 2023 will be MY year.