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My Passion

“When I found dance, I found self-expression. Until the age of nine, I was an only child that was never used to having to express my feelings because I was content with being alone. Once I began to develop real emotions, I never knew how to express myself and often found myself angry or irritated. Dance is my form of release. It taught me self-expression as well as discipline. When I feel like nobody understands me or where I'm coming from, I feel like dancing allows me to be heard. Do what you're passionate about!”

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Ruston, Louisiana, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Keith Matthews