You know how certain shitty things people say to you can linger for years, and subconsciously sabotage your sense of self worth and subsequently, your successes? I’ve been digging these things up, dusting them off, and giving them a big ole hug. The hug and the thank you is for me, a big part of the release. Goodbye to silly subconscious shit that’s been holding me back.
There was this guy I went to high school with. I think we were friends, at least I considered him one. We hung in the same circles for years.
In my early twenties, as I prepared to go to San Francisco to partake in a summer acting program at ACT, I shared with him my excitement. His response, “You can’t be an actress, you’re just a silly girl” . This is the same dude that thought it would be funny to write all over my body with a sharpie when I passed out at his house one night. The last time I talked to him was at Club Congress. He thought it would be cool to lift my skirt up with a long silver flash light. He was actually offended when I got angry with him. He felt entitled to do that. That was the last time we talked. He did comment on this photo a few years ago. Something about how anyone can take a pretty picture with the right, and expensive lens. This beautiful image of my daughter, poignant in its intimacy, was shot on an iphone 4. It’s the love and intention behind things that makes them gaze worthy. ✨💗✨#magic #love #transformation #tucsonphotographer #youaremysunshine #purelove