This body of work will focus on women who are in recovery. For right now, the series will focus on women in recovery from alcohol - but I reserve the right to feature women in all forms of recovery in the future.
The light was dimmed for these women when they were struggling with alcohol (either a little or a lot). I wish to honor them for their brave choice to ditch alcohol, rediscover themselves through sobriety + shine bright in the process. I'm calling this body of artwork The Ray of Light Series: Women in Recovery.
Starting on the first Friday in January 2017, every Friday I will feature one woman from this evolving series on my blog with a Ray of Light custom portrait + a short interview. The end game for me with this project is to accumulate enough portraits to have a gallery show of this work + share the narrative of these strong women recovering out loud + helping to break the stigma associated with alcoholism.
If you are interested in being considered for this series, please send me a short email with your sobriety date, method or recovery modality + a short sentence or two about what sobriety has done for you and your life. If I select your image, I will be in touch with follow-up questions + more details.
You must be willing to give me permission to use your image and you must have all rights to the original photograph. Please do not send images that a professional photographer has taken without permission. Selfies + childhood photos are preferred.
You can contact me via email tammisalas at mac [dot] com