I believe we’re all made from the same stardust.
Collective particles of the universe’s secrets.
Crafted into bodies that move, feel, create and thrive.
Minds that wander, dream, design and challenge.
Spirits that long, ache, lift and love.
And as the time goes on so does the
loss of life and love.
They reshape us
Into versions of ourselves that we must
We take so much time building layer
over the depths of our soul,
I invite you to chip away each layer of
I urge you to remember who you are
who the universe needs you to be.
This series can be found in its original form on Instagram @underarielle,
Below you’ll find a collection of photos from the first part of this project, shot by the lovely Haley Jakobson, as well as the words that go along with it.
Leave me alone, she begged.
But he persisted.
inch by inch, minute by minute.
continuing on, though she whined.
her body shook.
her breath lost.
it was as if she wasn’t herself.
she hid herself away.
deeper and deeper into herself.
Reacting only to wht was
presented to her. seeking an
escape in every form. Turnin
up every sense, all volumes maxed
to mute reality
a puff here, a show there -
yeah, why not another drink.
Anything to turn up the noise of
you’re not enough
& the whispering, seductive
Here we are again.
I’m not surprised you’re here.
You’re always here to catch me.
To comfort me.
To make me feel safe.
But we have a problem.
You’ve been tricking me.
Keeping me trapped.
I know you’re trying to protect me.
But I don’t need you anymore.
I know it’s dangerous out there,
but it’s okay, because I’m stronger now.
I’m brighter than I’ve ever been.
And I now you won’t let me go.
Which is why I’m leaving you behind.
You’ve done right by me, but it’s time.
I don’t need you anymore.