All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…


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It is never too late to be what you might have been…

The final prompt in the 30 Day Self Harm Awareness Challenge asks
Post your favorite picture of yourself and write a positive message to look back on.

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30 Day Self Harm Awareness Challenge: Day 09

Today’s prompt in the 30 Day Self Harm Awareness Challenge asks
Have you ever taken pictures of your wounds? Discuss.

I personally find photographs of self-harm to be triggering, which is a major reason as to why I’ve never photographed my own self-harm nor posted any images on this blog of other people’s self-harm.

When I began self-harming taking photographs of my wounds was  a big no-go area. Mostly because back in those pre-digital days any photographs taken had to go through a third-party developer and I didn’t want anyone (including strangers) to see what I was doing to myself.

Once digital took over in the naughties, I could easily have taken photographs of what I was doing to myself, but by this point my self-harm routine was pretty much set-in-stone. And it was a routine that didn’t involve photographs because, well, I knew that looking at them would trigger me into wanting to self-harm all over again.

In fact, the only times I’ve been tempted to take photographs of my wounds have been when I’ve carved an intricate pattern or shape into my flesh, not because I wanted to show them to anyone but because I wanted to keep an archival photo of my ‘artwork’. But I never did for the reasons already outlined above.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is:

Eerie; a photo doesn’t have to be blatantly macabre to be eerie. But it can have a mysterious, otherworldly vibe — the viewer wonders what lurks in the shadows. Something eerie has a story to tell — one you aren’t quite sure you want to know.

Griffiths Island at Dusk

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections (II)

I don’t usually submit two entries into the challenge, but whilst perusing my media files this morning I came across a photograph I took several years ago that I had thought lost to the sands of time (and homelessness).

Whilst visiting Phillip Island in 2004 with my parent’s and girlfriend I had grown bored of standard landscape shots and decided to experiment with a new take on the spectacular coastline of this most beautiful of islands.

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“A person who only sees with his eyes and not his heart misses the details of beauty.”
~ Evie Lynn Fritz ~

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is:
Reflections

Church

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