Secret Shame (When Survivors are Heroes)

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© Vin Weathermon
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Secret Shame, by Vin Weathermon

St. Mary's County, Maryland - 1990

Black and White Print, scanned

The abuses a child suffers have long term destructive consequences; most victims have a hard time stopping being victims. Turning to drugs and all the stuff that goes with it to numb the pain is only one of many self-destructive options Survivors take.

TODAY: http://jpgmag.com/photos/3227547This woman is a hero because she continued to Survive, and will NEVER be a victim again.

If you are a Survivor or know someone who is, go to http://www.RAINN.OrgRape, Abuse & Incest National Network

http://jpgmag.com/photos/3225909 The Eleventh Commandment, by Bailey Cooper

17 responses

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (24 Apr 2011):

    I find this wonderfully fragile and intimate....storied.

  • Vin Weathermon

    Vin Weathermon   said (24 Apr 2011):

    Kathleen Mercado- thank you for your comment. There is deep sadness here, too complex to put into too few words.

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (7 Nov 2011):

    This is great and I love the mono, it just adds to the drama!

  • Chrisso Newton

    Chrisso Newton gave props (12 Nov 2011):

    Captures a solitude which I feel I am intruding on...but perfect for the theme!

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins gave props (19 Nov 2011):

    Makes me feel like the fly on the wall. Got my vote!

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (25 Nov 2011):

    Cool capture,composition! voted.

  • Tridibesh Sanyal

    Tridibesh Sanyal said (26 Nov 2011):

    Beautiful. Voted.

  • Patrick Westerfield

    Patrick Westerfield gave props (1 Dec 2011):

    Got my vote.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (3 Dec 2011):

    dramatic lighting is spectacular--the story lends to the symbolism and meaning

  • Vin Weathermon

    Vin Weathermon   said (3 Dec 2011):

    thank you all for your votes and kindness...photographers are some of the nicest people I know...

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (5 Dec 2011):

    My vote!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Dec 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (9 Dec 2011):

    Oh! Yeah! Voted

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (15 Dec 2011):

    Very emotional Vin, surroundings certainly add to that emotion! Voted for this one.

  • Vin Weathermon

    Vin Weathermon   said (15 Dec 2011):

    Thanks much for your votes and sentiments....vin

  • Lori Boggetti

    Lori Boggetti gave props (6 Jan 2012):

    My vote, great job.

  • gérard lebailly

    gérard lebailly gave props (20 Jan 2012):

    Good choice of lightness

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