What is Faces of Fortitude?
FoF is a photo project that lays a foundation of healing through shared portraits of those personally affected by attempted or completed suicide, and provides a safe, stigma-free space for mental health to be discussed, and stories of loss and survival to be shared.
Do I have to have lost someone to suicide in order to apply?
No, this project is open to anyone who has been touched by suicide in ANY way. Be it suicide loss, suicide attempt, suicidal idiation or mental illness struggles.
How do you choose your Faces?
My decisions are based on a few things. First of all safety – my sessions are not therapy. I need to make sure you have a proper self care plan in place, are stable and some time has passed since your traumatic event, as to not endanger anyone in the session process, which can oftentimes get very emotional. I also approve based on curating the projects, so everyone feels heard and seen.
How do I apply?
*UPDATE* As a result of the current COVID19 pandemic, travel has been suspended. Applications have been put on hold until travel resumes. You are welcome to fill out an application below for future consideration.
Please APPLY HERE in order to be considered for the Faces of Fortitude project.