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Inside My Heart
My work addresses the experiences of violence. I use visual poetry as a tool to break the silence of being a survivor of rape. I turn the lens onto myself in order to manage past experiences and emotions, which I have tried to suppress psychologically. I am using different art forms— poetry, lens-based media, and visual arts—to create a dialogue around selfexpression, as both a form of therapy and a way of zooming out my voice to the voiceless survivors who are still facing fears of violence. I use props in my images to highlight the gravity of the subject matter; recycling as a metaphor of bringing back life and creating a space of dignity for identity expression. This latest work is a continuation of a series of images developed through my ongoing exploration of self-portraiture.