So, in my last post, I mentioned my projects. Usually, they end up completed in collage form. I wanted to share some of them here.
This is a collage about tears and crying. I hate crying and feel stupid when I cry, but I’ve been crying constantly lately. MT said to do a project on tears. I found out that tears are healing, Prolactin, a stress hormone, is actually excreted in tears. I also found out that tears can be beautiful and healing.
MT calls me a warrior and she asked me to do a project on what it means to be to be a warrior. A warrior means showing your own unique self, loving yourself, and showing up for the battle.
Mary asked me to do a project on what I like about myself. It turned out I liked a lot about myself and my body, even though I often feel like it betrayed me and it was made ugly by the abuse.
I have many physical ailments. Some of them are embarrassing. Some of them I think are because I am fat and often my doctors think the same thing. However, when doing this project, I found that most of my physical ailments could be traced back to the abuse I endured.