Since I finished my Promise of Pills series, I’ve been a bit lost. I decided to make a map. So much of my identity has been tied to illness and depression for the last 20 years. How can I find the person underneath?
I’ve decided to start celebrated the unique markings of my physical self. The black lines of this map are the lines on both of my palms. While I don’t believe in palmistry (or any type of fortune telling) I want to find the depths of my self. I want to document where I’ve been and dream of where I am going.
Have you ever studied a lover’s body to the point that their freckles are constellations, their fingerprints beautiful etchings, the folds of their ears a secret landscape? Why not do that with your own body? Celebrate yourself. Find each fleck of gold in your eyes.
You have a universe of beauty to find within yourself.
This series will use the markings, scars, lines, etc. of the physical body to explore the emotional self. I hope it’s interesting.