overcoming root fears.
The auto-biography of a young man who never felt like he belonged. From abandonment experiences at a young age to feeling like an outsider in a new country, he coped by creating a super independent body and mind, feeding his sense of worth by assisting others. At the age of 25 a broken neck puts him in a position he fears most, in need of help around the clock. Read how the 6 years that followed were a battle between his old programming and his new body. A story filled with shame-less trial and error, stubbornness and the shift from self-harm to self worth and love.
Portrait drawn by Dutch artist Ans Markus, part of the series Verborgen Verdriet.