We hear about the horrific practice of domestic abuse, and while it’s alarmingly widespread, many have difficulty putting a human element to the epidemic.
This brave woman sought out to do just that by documenting her struggle in an abusive relationshipby taking and sharing a picture every day of her own face.
The photos might be considered graphic and are certainly upsetting, but they play an important part in displaying the harsh realities of something many of us hear about but don’t often witness.
This photo series is called “edna fotografija dnevno u najgoroj godini ivota / One photo a day in the worst year of my life.”
Here she is early on in the series, looking “normal.”
The pictures start off pretty innocent-looking, but quickly take a turn.
The pictures were also incorporated into a video that you can see below.
Before she bares the physical scars and marks, you can see an early change in her demeanor, which is an important manifestation to look for.
Then, as is inevitable in a photo series of this nature…
…we begin to see the physical bruises that show us abuse happens to real people and often goes unaddressed, sadly.
She’s a victim, plain and simple.
But hopefully her bravery in documenting her struggle will open the eyes of others who are abused or can help those who are.
Read more: http://twentytwowords.com/a-brave-woman-took-a-picture-every-day-to-show-the-horrifying-truth-about-domestic-abuse/