I have my photographer, Tracy Harman, to thank for capturing what the invisible wounds truly look like below the surface for many people. It is the stark contrast of what it feels like on the inside and what it looks like on the outside. It isn't meant to be a frightening image in any way, but honest and true to form for each person who suffers from trauma, PTSD, and TBI. It isn't just a photo of me and my path, but a photo of each of us who can't see our wounds, but we do feel them, don't we?
Have you ever looked in the mirror and tried to find the parts of yourself that are missing? Or maybe the parts that were there before the war or before your trauma? The search often feels fruitless, doesn't it? How do you get back what's missing?
Learn the process that unfolded for me and
how the troops were the ones to help me do it.
"The Camouflaged Heart"