It's been brought to my attention that my content, everything I've ever put on instagram, I don't own.
If social media collapses, so does everything I've written about my work.
So I'll be going through my posts and working to transfer my work, my thoughtful captions, etc to my own blog.
This is sort of a visual autopsy of sorts until we get caught up to present day!
[original caption for this post January 20, 2020]
Photo cred of me in my studio: instagram.com/somerrunner
Hello, everyone in my life , hang with me on this post because it may be the most important thing you read today. . "When you come out of the grips of depression there is an incredible relief, not one you feel allowed to celebrate. Instead, the feeling of victory is replaced with anxiety that it will happen again and the shame and vulnerability when you see how your illness affected your family, your work, everything left untouched while you struggled to survive. We come back to life thinner, paler, weaker... But as survivors. Survivors who don't get pats on the back from coworkers who congratulate them on making it. Survivors who wake up to more work than before because their friends and family are exhausted from helping them fight a battle they may not even understand. I hope to one day see a sea of people who understand the secret battle, and a celebrate the victories made each day as we individually pull ourselves up out of our foxholes to see our scars heal, and to remember what the sun looks like🌞.” .
To all who walk the dark path and to those who walk in the sunshine but hold out a hand in the darkness to travel beside us: brighter days are coming.
I'm on a mission to break the stigma. If you or anyone in you know in your life has been affected, please send me all your good vibes, I'll make sure they go to someone who needs them. 🖤.
Fight like hell. It's worth it.
Aliza and Her Monsters