do you want to be happy
c. 2015 performed, photographed & edited by Tiffany Latrice
do you want to be happy is such a simple but loaded question. The truth is that we often tell others that we are happy but we have scares so deep and pain so big that it takes over our mind and body. When we let our pain consume us, we begin to run away from ourselves; eventually, we seem to always find ourselves running back, only to realize that it is up to ourselves to choose happiness. Our own individual choice.
c. 2014 performed, photographed & edited by Tiffany Latrice
Woman vs. Depression is a part of my upcoming series, "Please don't Take Me Away," which is a self-portrait series that depicts the tensions, stresses, anxiety, which often leads to depression for many women of color. Often times we shield and hide these emotions to save ourselves. However, I want to expose these emotions as an attempt to find peace and to initiate the process of self-healing.