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Tree of Hope


Tree of Hope is a modified photograph by Ally Preston. By contrasting the lone tree against a dark landscape, Ally wants to show that there is hope for women with mental illness. She finds photography to be therapeutic for her fight against PTSD.


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By Lauren Black

A flower looks beautiful and strong at first sight… but when you touch it, you feel how fragile it is;
just like women who felt strong, but had to face their fragility when they were touched by the hands of mental illness.

Lauren Black (not her real name) was born in 1991. Since her early childhood she has been having issues with anxiety and psychosomatic illnesses. After nearly a decade of incorrect treatment she was diagnosed with severe depression (suspected bipolar disorder) and several anxiety disorders as well as a mild perceptual disorder.

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