Force of Nature

  In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Forces of Nature.”

I grew up in NJ where regular snowfalls are a matter of course.  Here in Georgia, those snowfalls – seem to cause much more havoc.  Although this storm came down heavy for a while, it was mostly gone the next day.  But as I looked out my window I kept seeing how my normal backyard visitors had to deal with the cold, wet, white stuff.  The mourning dove, in particular, seems pretty miserable




The Empath – Self Portrait

love the lighting in this post

Broken Light Collective

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. During her teen years, she began noticing extreme mood swings, manic one moment and depressed the next, and in her late 20′s she finally sought treatment and was diagnosed with Bipolar, OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, and ADHD. Her doctors told her they believed the mental illness was brought on by a severe concussion she sustained at age two, along with the trauma of being sexually abused as a child into her young adult years. Her life was filled with self-destructive coping methods until she went full force into creating, in her mid-twenties. The process of creating and putting herself in front of the camera felt cathartic, liberating and healing. The photographic medium opened up a new world to her and ignited a…

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