Spirit’s Story: Advocating for yourself as a woman of color.

May 8, 2020

Shot during Covid times, this is Spirit’s story… a stage iv, metastatic cancer patient. I photographed Spirit just two months ago. Since then her disease has progressed and it was heartbreaking to witness my beautiful friend struggle for breath during our conversation. In this video she shares her story, discusses the discrepancies in medical care for African American women gives suggestions on how to advocate for yourself and what it meant for her to participate in the Grace Project… It is a breathtaking and emotional story. I hope you will listen. Spirit has unusual scarring… and our photo-shoot 2 months ago was particularly magical… She was self conscious about her scarring… but as I photographed her all I could see was beauty. Her scars became the Cosmos… and explosion of stars… a universe unto herself.

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