in·tro·spec·tion (adj): Observation or examination of one’s own mental and emotional state, mental processes, etc.; the act of looking within oneself.
On-going self-portrait project exploring and coming to terms with my emotions, mental awareness, and coping mechanisms. I have endured battles where I have not allowed myself to be vulnerable thus disconnecting myself from feeling. Pushing myself further and further away to avoid hurt or the potential to be hurt. Creating a distance between myself and everyone I come in contact with. I do not want to hide from the fear anymore, I’m tired of being numb, I want to feel again. Feel everything, so I am taking a step forward from behind the wall I have built to begin opening up by facing them head-on and expressing myself while coping as they come.