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The relationship between trauma and memory is like a women rug. Over time, dirt and debris are imbedded into these fibers just as trauma can become caught in our bodies. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder manifests differently for everyone in its unfortunate path. For some it is a temporary condition, and for others it is a continuously disruptive way of life. Trauma affects most people in some way or another. Our brains are strong and may forget or even protect us from the truth, but our bodies never forget. 

Capturing the sensations, disassociation, and misfiring of my nervous system through self-portraiture is a means of healing and communicating this continual process of discovery. By visually representing how it feels to be in my body, I share the slow ongoing process of realizing my personal value and place.

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