Each year on Halloween my friends dress up and get excited for the weekend. Every decoration I see makes my stomach nauseous and my chest heavy.
These decorations act as containers, holding distressing memories and stories. The objects in Locker Room Talk carry the lingering weight of past sexual trauma. They are painful reminders, culled from my own stories and the stories from my friends. In elevating these objects I in turn elevate the experiences of survivors. The objects transform to become platforms for conversation about sexual trauma, shedding light on stories that are just as common as the objects I have collected.
RED CEDAR LOG
The Red Cedar Log is a published editorial book documenting the Spartan experience. It is an award winning publication.
“Everything was red. You played your favorite song. You said this was the best day of your life. Everything was red..”
Looking back at a journal from high, I found a poem that I wrote in my journal about my past sexual trauma. I reread the poem and created these photographs with a polaroid camera with a red ribbon over the lens.
VIM Magazine is the student-run fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine at Michigan State University.
LAKE HAVEN RESCUE
Lake Haven Rescue is is an all-volunteer private, non-profit animal rescue shelter dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless and/or injured dogs, cats, kittens and puppies in the West Michigan area