"Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another." --Alfred Adler
Feeling incredibly vunerable and ashamed today, but I feel it's important to talk about. I'm starting to receive some disappointing comments about my work and that's unfortunate because I do my best to make sure that my message is genuine and the intention of my work is clear. I put my photos here for the world to see, with the hopes to connect with other humans and if that makes you uncomfortable, I'm sorry for that. But perhaps it's best to ask yourself why. What about my natural, naked body makes you feel uncomfortable? It's often internal fears or past experiences rooted in our discomfort. I've done a lot of work on on myself to feel unashamed of this body and do my best to not become affected by what others think of me. But you know, sometimes it hurts and sometimes it makes me sad. And then there are the creeps...ohhh, the creeps. It's difficult to be an empathetic person sometimes, because even with the most twisted humans, I see good. I like to learn about others' pasts to best understand people, but I'm finding that sometimes this can be taken advantage of. A blessing and a curse as I like to say. So today I tell myself, I will not let them get me down. I will not be taken advantage of. Ever.
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