A self portrait I took about the hair loss I was experiencing due to myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). This is quite common in anyone with a chronic illness; your body is too busy doing more important things to worry about things like hair. Out of all my symptoms and the things ME has taken from me, I'll be the first to admit that losing a little hair is the least important thing, and I was also fortunate that it came back with the help of some new supplements. But it's also important to allow yourself to feel grief and sadness over what you lose slowly to your disease and not suppress your emotions. So I gave myself permission to be upset about it for a while, took this self portrait, and I felt much better.
August 20, 2014
50mm · f/2.8 · 1/160s · ISO 125