so my friend is a local photographer in my town and is doing a campaign to raise awareness and start some workshops to help girls of all ages,shapes , sizes, colors.
as someone who struggles with mental health I was asked to participate. many girls of all ages backgrounds and EVERYTHIG else took place. we took pictures and shared our stories
my name is justina and I am 23 years old. I am a single mother who struggles daily with mental illness. as a way to block out my pain and suffering I turned to drugs and alcohol at te age of 16. I tortured my parents,family,friends and everyone around me. after years of struggle the month before I turned 21 I gave it up. I got clean and sober in February of 2010. the only 2 people that ever had my back were my parents. in match of 2011 when I was getting ready to welcome my son in July, my mom passed away. in August 2011 a month after my son was born, I lost my dad. everyday I struggle with myself, my mind, and my entire world. in November 2011 I attempted suicide and was lucky to not succeed. 7 months out, I am currently in a partial hospital intensive outpatient program
I am working hard every day to become the person I want to be as someone I recognize. I owe this to my son, friends, family and most importantly my 2 angels , mom and dad.