ABOUT THIS IMAGE: As a child i was taught to keep my mouth shut, my feelings were not validated. I kept my abuse a secret. The keeping of this sick secret seeped into my soul like poison. So i learned very young, how to create a pretty little facade, to hide behind it and pretend everything was okay.
As a society, i believe we are only as sick as our secrets. As an adult i seek to do the opposite, to tear down the facade and expose the truth.
Self-portrait shot using a digital camera and remote controlled shutter release. Then portrait was modified in Adobe Photoshop. Styling and make-up also created by Jaeda DeWalt.
This image is also available as a t-shirt and more:
THE RED FACADEI am . . .
The Pretty Pain Container
The Beautifully Bruised Soul
A picture perfect . . .
Version of me
I can’t let the red seep through
My porcelain exterior
I can’t let them see
In the red hues of pain
I can’t let these uncried tears flow
I must maintain
The Red Facade
On the days when i feel like . . .
I can’t find God
Poem © Jaeda DeWalt