January 31, 2021

Why Is It Hard To Talk About Our Feelings?

Millee Reid

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The message I am trying to portray is that of silence, and the feeling of not being able to speak out about how you feel.

I feel this is important as it highlights the fact that some of use struggle to ask for help and feel like there is something physically or mentally stopping us to reach out to others who are around us.

The stitches over the mouth are being used as a representation of this barrier in a physical and visual form to show the viewer that for some it is hard, or feel impossible to speak up and ask for help. Especially with how some people in our society will react to some people sharing their feelings, which can also make it harder talk about our emotions.