Portrait & Headshot Photographer • Plymouth, New Hampshire

Scars, Part II

“When I was a child, I thought fire was intriguing. I wanted to be with it… I was five when my sister and I were playing with matches and my pajamas caught fire…”

Patsy in Black © Maundy Mitchell 2016

“I was so young when it happened, that my body grew around the scars.  Once, when I was still a child, I asked my mother to make a two-piece bathing suit for me. She did it. People would stare, especially other kids, but I would just gently say to them, ‘they’re just scars.’”

Portrait of Patsy © Maundy Mitchell 2016
“My scars are a gift from God to be able to help others. I don’t mind if people stare, and when children do, I ask their parents if it’s okay to share my story. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else, but if it does, I hope they’ll have the courage not to hide. “
Seated Portrait of Patsy © Maundy Mitchell 2016

You can see Part I of this project here: https://maundymitchell.com/scars/
You can see Part III here: https://maundymitchell.com/scars-part-iii/
Part IV is here: https://maundymitchell.com/scars-part-iv/