18.03.12 (Diary extract)
A dialogue with my images; the burns, the accident, communication, which without the pictures may barely exist.
My only connection to the accident is my body, my scars – the story is there. I feel my photos are more authentic compared to my words. How can I talk about something I have no memory of? I have read how essential it is to talk through the experience in order to overcome the trauma and isolation felt by burns survivors .
I often feel repetitive, frustrated and angry – but I continue for the relief this process can bring. Being able to find the words is hard.