As some of you may know, yesterday was my birthday. From two days ago to a year ago, my sixteenth year of being alive was not the best. I have found that the people who are the closest to me are exactly the people who I must not trust. If you give them something personal, they will remember it as a weakness of yourself. They will call you weak, or sensitive, because you can’t take a joke, or because you’re insecure about your weight. The words they use, they sting more than anything. I have never been bullied more than by the people who are supposed to love me, and the people who I’m supposed to trust. The only person I can trust is my mom, who took these phenomenal photos by the way. There has been lies, manipulation and dysfunction in my inner circle for too long. There’s a photographical term called “harsh lighting”, where your subject is put in a place where the light of day illuminates their flaws and body. Ideally, you want perfect lighting, where you can see your subject perfectly without the light being too harsh and illuminating their flaws. Yesterday, I decided to befriend harsh lighting. These pictures were taken at 3:00 in the afternoon, when the light is at it’s harshest. So, these pictures represent the real Anthony Howard. Not the fake one you see al the time, the real one. My goal for this year of being alive is to illuminate, not just my flaws, but the mistakes the people around me are creating in order to find inner peace and self love. This mistreatment has gone on for too long, and it’s time to speak up and say something about it.
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