RESPIRA is a photographic meditation into the memories I converged in the past decade of my healing journey. Encapsulated within the pages you’ll find reconstructed letters from past lovers, remnants of family archives, poems, metaphorical releases of sexual trauma, explorations of anxiety, and images shot from the very beginning of my photo career to now. Threaded together with the color red, a vital source of my innate power, the spreads were curated to depict my uprooted transitional trip from Dominican Republic to New York City, to the exploration of femininity through portraiture and personal documentation.
This book allows me to fight back, to process, to remember why I do The Work, and share my healing whispers to the feminine beings who are yearning for the light they have lost, whether it's been stolen or not.
It's dedicated to mi tierra, mi familia, mis amigas (from beginning to end), mis muses, mi amor, mis penas y sueños. Sized like my personal journal, RESPIRA, is an intimate invitation into the realms of my being. The ones I’ve concealed for years.
I gift you my memories.