The capacity of the human mind and body to endure.

A reminder that our bodies and minds are resilient. And therein lies our beauty.

Human resilience just might be the quality that makes us most human.

The model is a friend and fellow photographer who has inspired me very much with her perspective on life. 

We approached the project with the intent to document her journey, her scars and the textures of her skin in an honest, uncontrived manner.

These photos also represent the inner reorientation that she had to go through to incorporate the physical change from extensive surgeries. 

resilience (noun)

1 . the capacity to withstand or to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

2 . the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.