‘The Aftermath’ is a series which I documented myself as a victim. I captured the true essence of me being guarded and vulnerable. I come across the idea after the tragic event happened, then of course taking the work of Lorna Simpson into consideration. I felt at this moment in time I could really connect with her work, her style reflects upon memory and body with women standing silent against violence. Her photography gives an insight of vulnerability and submission.

I planned to photograph myself in this way, revealing my story to everyone. My aim was to put a message across to viewers who have been through the same thing, that they are not alone and silence is not the answer. The Aftermath was my way of coping with the after effects of an horrific event, each individual photograph reflects in detail what happened the night I was raped.

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