Life is so crazy, and God is so amazing in the way he weaves our lives together. My college experience stretched me to my limits and put me in countless situations that opened my eyes, grew the capacity of my heart and transformed my understanding. As a photojournalism student at Western Kentucky University, I had the opportunity to reach into many lives with my camera. This is one of two main works that came from the depths of my soul and encompass my passion for mentoring and loving on others.
I spent five months attending school as a fifth grader, visiting various after-school programs with these girls and playing in the streets most nights. I embedded myself in their lives and as unobtrusively as possible, photographed them from dusk ’til dawn in all walks of their lives. Most of the girls either lived in Section 8 or government subsidized housing. Many of them had broken families, some had strong families, but all seemed to be lacking in a concrete value system. It is my hope that in your viewing of this project you come to a greater understanding of the needs of our nation’s young women. I hope that you take time to examine your own life and search for opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life. Enjoy!