I’ve been recently diagnosed with neurotic depression. the scratches on my back are the result of anxiety that eats me alive every day. it’s hard to battle one’s own mind and I don’t want to hide my disorder as it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. I want people to see and maybe, understand. good Sunday to you, tawdry
I was immediately taken with this submission when it came in. While most submissions we get seem to focus on appearing sexy or expressing sexuality I’ve always had a soft spot for those who show a level of honesty about their body and points of issue and can display the human form and condition as a piece of art. Your scratches, while hard to understand for some and probably relate heavily to others, add to the important conversation about mental health and I hope inspire more submissions where ninjas feel comfortable to be unapologetically honest about themselves. As a photograph I find this submission really stunning and after checking out more of your photography I really hope we get more from you in future SS because I really like your style. Take care of yourself. Anxiety and depression can feel all-consuming sometimes, but don’t underestimate the power of your own mind and its ability to think through your hardest thoughts and impulses and grow to be more resilient because of it.