this project explores why it is controversial to have a body that shows traces of having been lived in

my goal was to find a way to contrast the negative thoughts and self-scrutiny that we so often experience with how truly lovely it is to shamelessly appreciate ourselves and all that our bodies have allowed us to do

all of the love to the beautiful people who allowed me to photograph them so intimately, it is a fearlessness that I someday hope to have

“we have tricked ourselves into thinking that life leaves us untouched, and if it doesn’t, we are lesser than”