Gwen Stefani exposing her self
First, I’d like to thank my mum for helping me write and put this together. I can’t imagine how hard it would have been for her, but she knows why I am doing this and just as I do, she hopes it will help myself and many others.
It’s taken me weeks to sit down and actually write. I haven’t…
Walk with me, I’m Kazumi - I’ll lead you through the storm, we’ll march together.
I would like to thank Scott from Soroka Photography for enduring what we did in order to capture this image, for sticking by me, supporting me and being apart of this project which he personally knows means more than the world itself to me.
Sometimes we feel as if we aren’t here, we aren’t noticed. Sometimes we feel numb.
So what makes you feel alive? What makes your heart pound and adrenalin start running?
As cliche as it may be - being naked in the rain not only makes me feel alive, but beautiful. I can feel the drops on my skin, the goosebumps rising from the cold, wet winds, the pain from the icy air being inhaled into my lungs when I breathe - I know i’m alive and I know i’m strong. I remember shooting this, and literally screaming at the top of my lungs into the empty, open field. Gripping onto those bars and just looking forward at the battle I know I will win.
This image is everything I wanted. I look so powerful against the storm - it still brings me to tears looking at it, knowing what it means to me, the message behind it, and knowing how much strength I will pull out from within myself everytime I look at it. It’s strong, powerful and beautiful all wrapped up in a dark storm. The beauty in the mess.
You’re not alone.