Photography has the power to highlight the truth. Moreover, as a media, it has a concrete powedr to influence minds and forward advocacies that are thirsty of the limelight--they long for freedom and solution. It is proven that through the years of fighting for the rights of people, taking photographs of actual subjects looking for change is a good change-maker and wake-up call.
Photographer Nathalie McCain believed in this strategy. She is for cutting of the stigma regarding the depressed, especially in women. This professional from Florida put up a movement, The Honest Body project", and part of this is the picture series "The True Faces of Depression", all for women empowerment, and ending up the culture of shame and stereotyping. Some number of women who suffered from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Post-Partum Depression posed only with undergarments, posed in front of the lenses to proudly show their real bodies.
Here's the result of her photographic skills:
According to her story, her PTSD developed because one of her teenage 'friend' assaulted her sexually.
You'll never know about the mutilations in her legs, until she poses like this.
Due to paranoia, she would've rather sleep all day, or take calming medications.
Her remarks? She decided to show the world that a woman like her exists, and she is not ashamed of whatever form she has.
This mom admittedly became psychologically disordered after bearing her son. Pregnancy caused her so much physical pain. It made her work without optimum productivity and efficiency. The event made her cry before.
Being bullied when she was young, her self-trust and self-confidence turned low, and sadly, she carried this thinking up to her maturity. At her tertiary studies when she was 33, and when she's blessed with two offsprings, she was able to boost her confidence. Nothing can stop her from being okay even she's diagnosed with bipolar disorder, ADHD and the likes.
Nothing can stop her from being okay even she's diagnosed with bipolar disorder, ADHD and the likes.
There was a stage in her life that she is not contented with her performance as a mother.
As a mother, she was preoccupied of thinking about something like "Is my daughter breathing?", or "Is she still moving?"
This mother admitted that she has all these experiences, and it made her feel too miserable and idle. She hates medications back then. She hates to be under it.
She had to take treatment because she was attempting suicide. Gladly, her decision to resort on to the healing drug made her feel better. And now, she's better than she expected since her tragic experience.