since I first met her 15 years ago I have known her deep love and kindness, her incredible support and her striking beauty... the last being something she herself could not see. when I asked why she chose the peacock she said for its physical beauty, something she wished for. her struggles with self acceptance have been cumbersome and when asked why she simple stated - I don't think I'm worthy. over the course of the few years we lived together and the many years of friendship there after I have struggled with how to show her how much she is worth, how incredible she is, how fucking beautiful. this shoot, more than anything else, was about giving her power and strength... and worth.