My Story

When I was growing up, my grandmother lived with my mom, dad and me. One day as she stood in the kitchen with her back to me she said, “You know, you're my favorite grandchild.” Being only seven or eight years old, I probably said, “ok” or “thank you.” She continued on, never once turning to look at me, “and as long as I live I'll always be with you. Even after I pass away, I'll still be with you.” I said, “Grandma how will I know you're there?” She stood perfectly still with her back to me and said, “whenever you get to a point in your life and you don't know which way to turn, just be still and listen.”

In 2001, just before starting this project, I was still and heard,
" be still and listen to the stories." And with that came these photos and incredible life stories.

For now, I will be pausing The Project in order to contemplate a new direction and message. In the meantime, here are
in black and white from the past 16 years.

~ Thank you to all who are willing to be vulnerable
by baring your body and soul to tell your story.

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