"Colorful Butterfly" by Danesha, 16 | Healing in the Riverway
When I took this photo I was really surprised how the butterfly didn’t close its wings. It was like it was meant to be. What I got out of it, was the butterfly was trying to tell me to let more of my beauty out instead of holding it all in the inside? Or is the butterfly trying to tell me it my time to show some beauty? I just thought this was a really good experience by getting a really good picture of the butterfly and what it means to me.
About Danesha: "My name is Danesha. I’m from Lac Du Flambeau WI. I’m Native American. I’ve been away from home for 4 years. My parents both struggle with addiction. I am in an AODA class and working through addiction at Northwest Passage. I also have depression and anxiety, so I have been in and out of foster homes, group homes, academies, and passages. After making some tough choices, my boyfriend and I found out I was pregnant. At first, he was supportive, and then he wasn’t. I started taking better care of myself. On March 24th, 2018, I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl Audrina. I’m trying to better myself to be a better mom."