Thank you to everyone who helped me name this series. A special thank you to Nesiya Fann for the words that inspired my final decision! The Evolution Series will be a set of 52 self-portraits in the year of 2016 paired with words and thoughts from that moment in time.
It’s hard to explain the things I write on here.
How I don’t see sadness as permanent and pain is always manageable, but, always a reality.
It’s my nature to gloss over my sadness, to treat it as a nuisance and to acknowledge that pain is always conquerable.
Because of this nature, I find it important to give my sadness a voice, to not ignore hurt and to make sure that I dip my toes into the water of my darkness.
It can then be easy to show that side of things more prevalently. To unfairly acknowledge the darkness over the bright. Perhaps because I feel the brightness so sincerely. It lives in my bones and vibrates within me.
My heart feels fragile, but, I know that I am loved. I know that I have a deep well of love to give in return.
Circumstances are positive in my life and for one of the first times ever, I feel sincerely content.
I couldn’t ask for more and I don’t feel stuck in anyway.
I think it’s important for me to acknowledge my gratitude for this space, this life, my community.
I am at ease.