To say 2017 was a tough year would have been a massive understatement. I experienced heartbreak like I never felt before but also came to an important realization. My pain was self-inflicted. I chose what I thought was love over my own self respect.
The leather bracelet he gave me which used to symbolize love now reminded me how incredibly unhealthy our relationship was. I told myself it was better to have some of him, than nothing at all. I told myself that his feelings were more important than mine.
I chose to make art from the pain of this decade-long relationship. The photos feature three women who have experienced similar journeys of self-reflection. Each photo tells a story all its own.