Words Hurt: Chasitystar

“A person’s word is sometimes nothing more than a weapon. A slip of the tongue sometimes as sharp as a sword can leave a person feeling weak, emotional, and powerless. Words such as cow, fat, disgusting, ugly, and many more cling to a person as if they had been painted with glue. These words act like a toxin, breaking down and slowly killing a person’s personality, emotions, and spirit. I myself have felt the sting of these harmful words far too many times. From friends, family, and strangers. Each time hurt worse than those before. The hurt built up and slowly broke me down. Emotions turned physical, tears became scars, and scars became stories. Those stories will be with me forever, a reminder every day of those harsh words cast from others.” – Chasitystar

Chasitystar

Chasitystar

Chasitystar

Chasitystar

Chasitystar

Chasitystar

Idea and director: Breezy Hunt

MUA & Writing:
Mary Anderson Armstrong
Beverly Cadue
Angie Hall

Model: Chasitystar

Photographer: Cross & Clove Photography

Words Hurt: Lynde

“This is my second pregnancy and even though I’m usually quite unphased by things people say to me. But pregnancy is an emotional time and frankly people get dumb when talking to pregnant women it seems. During my first I kept having people tell me I was to skinny to be pregnant. Even though to me and my family it was clearly baby bump, people who didn’t know me kept commenting on how their tummies were bigger. So frustrating and dishearting to a first time mom. And then and now, once I started really showing I showed big! Always getting asked if is twins or if my due date was closer than it is. It’s just the fact that you’re experiencing such a major body change it can be emotionally hard to deal with comments once in a while. It’s not exactly an easy change to have happen to your body no matter how happy and joyful the reason for it is. For me it can change day to day, person to person. For me this pregnancy, with the fact that I have a toddler already and that we’ve had a stressful year, it’s the you look tired or stressed comments that get to me. Trust me, it’s something I know. I’m exhausted and this has been a hard year and it shows and frankly I don’t need reminded.” – Lynde

Lynde

Lynde

Lynde

Lynde

Lynde

Lynde

Idea and director: Breezy Hunt

MUA & Writing:
Mary Anderson Armstrong
Beverly Cadue
Angie Hall

Model: Lynde

Photographer: Cross & Clove Photography

Words Hurt: Gizzy

“A couple of my words I chose that hurt the worst was “pizza face”. When I was growing up my face broke out really bad and it didn’t matter what I did to make the blemishes better. They were always there and they were always bad. Kids called me pizza face because my face looked like pepperoni pizza.” – Gizzy

Idea and director: Breezy Hunt

MUA & Writing:
Mary Anderson Armstrong
Beverly Cadue
Angie Hall

Model: Gizzy

Photographer: Cross & Clove Photography

Memory Repaired

This was the 1976 Thunderbird team. This picture was saved in a keepsake box, but somehow received some major damage while in someone else’s possession. There was staining, discoloration, and the image was ripped completely in half. It took awhile to repair. You can see the tear through two of the aircraft.

1976 was my birth year and my father was in the Air Force.