Affects of childhood bullying in adult life
Childhood bullying is such a common occurrence that many people may not see the big deal. When entering adulthood, we are expected to have just ‘got over it’. However, bullying can have a serious impact on our mental health and be a lifelong struggle. These struggles, such as PTSD are often difficult to see in people.
For this assignment I decided to photograph how my childhood bullying experience still affects me today, 20 years later. In total I have taken 7 photographs with the intent to portray my feelings and the severity of the affects it has on me at the age of 27. Each photograph is also accompanied by written text in the hope it adds to the emotion of my story.
These photographs are from my own personal experience of the bullying I sustained as a child. However, I hope they provoke some recognition from viewers who have had similar experiences; how it made them feel, how it affected their daily living such as eating and sleeping and how it still affects them today in adulthood.
Although unfortunately this is a common occurrence and familiar to a lot of people, I wanted to portray it from a different perspective that would not usually be seen. Through my mentality, through my eyes as I continue to live through the trauma I sustained as a child.