Nikki O'Leary

A visual journal documenting the first years of motherhood, experienced mostly in the confines of our home during the pandemic. At a time when I could no longer point my camera toward the outside world, I became an observer of my inside world - contending with learning how to be a mother, while experiencing the loss of my identity, and the loss of the world that I knew, quickly disappearing amidst the chaos of Covid and the protests and looting that surrounded our home.  I chose to embrace the tender quiet moments instead, as a way to try to hold on to the light in what was becoming a dark world. 

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