Girl With Camera, No. 25
When I hold my camera, I hold my world as a creator of stories and dreams. Once, only men were allowed to create. I’m hyper-aware of past (and current) constraints, but I don’t care. I create anyway. As a native Virginian, I have long looked up to the Virginia-born and bred photographer Sally Mann. Even today, young female artists need female role models. As a Salvadoran-American, I often think of all the female role models my mother did not have in her native El Salvador. I am living a life that once existed only in my mother’s dreams.
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What part of your life only used to exist in a dream? Tell us in the comments.