Shelly, A Strong Black Woman

Sometimes surviving isn’t enough. On my sister’s birthday I honor her and shine a light on mental health issues.

I took this photo of my sister when we were on a ferry ride from Spain to Morocco in January 2017.

Mental health illnesses, unlike cancers, don’t have predictable symptoms or lifespan estimations upon a terminal diagnosis.

A storyteller looking to get out of my head and share with you! Experienced photojournalist & reporter. Visuals @ #TempleMade ‘06

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