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extrinsic silence

Heather King

Ottawa, Canada

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edited in Corel X3
model – me
a nightmare that never ends
This photo I took of myself after an ‘ex’ of mine physically assaulted me, almost broke my jaw, required a hospital visit, and had him arrested
When you learn the secrets and ‘think’ you are in love the truth of what was hidden is far too disgusting to keep within. Some monsters can’t handle talking about themselves, or the horrible things they did to women, or little children, because if you bring that up it results in being punched in the face.
In essence if you attack and pummel someone’s mouth and jaw to the point where it feels busted, you’re not going to open it to tell the dirty truth now are you?

this is what happens when you bottle up secrets and truths, keeping everything locked within while in a jail sentence of a hauntingly evil relationship… when one becomes brave enough to ‘speak’ sometimes to others your words appear as hieroglyphics. thus, removing the mouth. as a women, it’s taught from early on to not speak our mind, thoughts, desires, not to rock the boat, not to call the evil doers on their crime. no more.
this photograph is very dear to my heart. i had to keep secrets in for such a long time. this photo was taken directly after physical abuse towards a woman. terrified to ‘speak’ the truth…i faced that fear….eventually. the ptsd and anxiety within from an experience like this haunts me quite regularly

sometimes people look at my work and judge me, thinking i do this for shock value. what if i were to say this is a release of my demons? i did this photo a week after i became a victim of domestic violence.

This image is © Heather King. You may not use this or any of my images (in whole or in part). All Rights Reserved.
Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

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edited in Corel X2

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