What is it you think that makes us humans? Is it our ability to speak and think? Is it the fact that we can walk on our two feet? None of that. I think it’s how vulnerable and sensitive we are. We think that we are the strongest beings on this planet, but that’s not true. We get hurt and we bleed and we die easier than animals do. We sometimes feel trapped in our bodies or minds and we cause that hurt and bleeding so that we can feel alive. Seeing our blood flowing is a strong indication that we can feel. Photographer Sophie Mayanne decided to do a project unveiling the scars of people, who by revealing their true stroy of how they got their scars may help other people in the future who are going through the exact same thing.
She was diagnosed with epidermolysis bullosa at 18 months old and she has managed to live a normal life, until lately when her skin took a turn for the worse causing her extreme pain and wipping off her self-esteem.
She was injured from a fire related to domestic abuse. It took a lot of time to come in terms with her body, but she now considers her burns her most expensive jewelry.
This woman was diagnosed with two types of meningitis and was put on a coma for a month. Two months after waking up she had a heart attack. Her scars derived from heart surgery and a tracheostomy the doctors had to perform so that she could speak.
At the age of seven she survived a gas explosion. Since then she has had 27 reconstructive surgeries. She considers her scars beautiful and a vocalization of her story.