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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Self portrait at local mill

This photo is one of myself that represents self-love, leaving my comfort zone, and my growth as a woman coming into "her own." It was taken around the time of my 23rd birthday and although I happened to be experiencing quite a bit of transition in my life at the time, I see strength and endurance when I look at this photo as opposed to a state of weakness.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Mauriae Williams