They say that you are a direct reflection of your friends and the people you choose to surround yourself with. If this holds true, the search for my identity and self acceptance didn’t take me far from the women I am closest to. By photographing my friends in a vulnerable and intimate way, this project ultimately formed into a collective self portrait.
I discovered that finding my authentic self paralleled with the people I let into my life, which also paralleled their own journey of self discovery. Being open and vulnerable with these women has given me an opportunity to examine and understand my internal struggles and search for self-identity. Through the process of coming in close to explore the faces, bodies, and expression of my subjects, it became clear to me that we are all on a journey of accepting ourselves as we are right now.