The Wound That Heals Itself

The Wound That Heals Itself, photograph women who have gone through a traumatic experience with their bodies. They have gone through a traumatic experience of losing a child, sexual abuse, weight gain or loss, sickness, and any other experiences that have caused their bodies to change.

This project series started with an assignment to photograph women who are using naked yoga to shift shameful, self-punishing internal dialogue and attitudes about themselves or their bodies. The series was published by the City Press. After the publication, I got curious about women from disadvantaged communities on how they heal their bodies after a traumatic experience since they do not have resources such as naked yoga.

I want to expand this project, telling stories and photographing bodies of women who have gone through a traumatic experience with their bodies. My choice of subject is rooted in intuition and is propelled by a reflective desire to understand myself as a young black woman. I chose this concept as another stepping stone to educate and understand myself as a young woman. I have met Sharon Dakalo Ratshibai (30) from Soweto, Sharon was 8months pregnant when her baby lost a heartbeat (see images above). She says her body is a constant reminder of what she lost and the grief that she carries with her.

If you would like to be part of this project please contact me.

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