The anticipation of seeing the photos filled me with equal parts excitement and dread. For weeks I imagined ow the outcome might look.
Stepping in front of the camera stirred old hurts and humiliations, and helped me move through and envision a new story of freedom and personal power.
At one point I walked fully up to myself in the full length mirror and couldn’t find air, couldn’t find words. I realized in that second, I was seeing my now-self for the first time.