Through my self-portrait practice, I contemplate how traces of specific memories in my history—my lived experience as a woman, a refugee, a survivor of domestic violence, and a sufferer of depression lend themselves to the construction of a visual diary. With my camera, I investigate my personal history and its relationship to the construction of a personal identity narrative.
My photographs, an amalgamation of several mediums including, sculpture, masks and costuming, are a whimsical marriage between the past and present, as well as an investigation of the body and its relationship to the space it occupies. Staged within the territory of private and public spaces, my photographs capture a singular moment in an ongoing narrative that documents how the body copes, heals, and carries both the burdens and the joys of our personal histories. Additionally, how my body may be used to engage in the task of questioning, challenging, and advocating for an improved and transgressive understanding of women’s corporeal matters such as sex/sexuality, maternity, and physical and psychological well-being.