"I knew that my bright light was still inside of me and I would get it back to share and shine bright with others." ~Alicia Thorp
Alicia is a survivor. She is a strong, courageous, and inspiring light worker. Her story is one of overcoming adversity and sharing hope and inspiration with others through her journey. She made the choice to not be a victim of domestic, verbal, and mental abuse by allowing her inner light to shine brighter than the storm life was taking her through. She believes that you are not what has happened to you, you are who you become through difficult times.
We felt that photographing Alicia coming out of the darkness and into the light was the best way to visually display her story. I strived to capture her strength and beauty by tapping into her inner light and allowing her to celebrate her free spirit. Yoga and mindfulness have played a huge part in her healing journey so we wanted to represent that part of herself as well.
I have so much gratitude for this incredible experience with Alicia. Her ability to find peace within herself after experiencing so much pain is truly remarkable. She opened herself up to me in such a vulnerable way and I truly appreciate her courage and open heart. I believe we created magic together...