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I am not my illness... by live-love-life-4eva I am not my illness... by live-love-life-4eva
Well this was a piece I thought of to do for NeverBeAlone ([link] sorry guys I can't figure out how to copy your image =() contest "I am not my illness" which news article is here [link] go have a look, spread the word cause it is so true that your illness is not who you are :D
now I had to do this entirely by myself with no help so the writing on my arms isn't the best XD but I'm happy enough with how it turned out, and the message gets across easily enough :heart:
(just incase you can't read it, the words are "ana traps me inside my mind, mia controls my thoughts and actions, but I am not my illness)
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:iconjustcallmemike:
justcallmemike Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Such a powerful piece !! But i am not :O  amazing work
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjustcallmemike:
justcallmemike Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
hhah now i've just reread my comment and what i meant to say " such a powerful piece !! amazing work" :P sorry for that 
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha that's alright, got the gist :)
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:iconlady---vengeance:
Lady---Vengeance Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant!
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou!! n_n
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:iconlady---vengeance:
Lady---Vengeance Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Any time :)
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:iconmynameiskassidi:
mynameiskassidi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING . . .damn it i have a problem...:(
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
huh? >.>
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:iconthelucyprogram:
thelucyprogram Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful. I have to remind myself occasionally that I am not my illness either.
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou :)
Yes, it can be hard sometimes but there's a whole world waiting for us outside our illness <3
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ida-in-thunderland Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My sister used to suffer from anorexia. She's still very thin, but eating healthy as far as I can tell.
A lot of people start to think of the disorder as a bit of an evil twin living inside of them, she did too. There really is an Ana!
This picture says a lot!
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ana may not be a living breathing thing, but she does live within our heads.
People who think it's nothing to worry about really make me angry.
I'm glad you think that :)
I hope your sister stays well and lives her life how she is meant to be <3
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BethanyyJoelle Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Writer
this is done really well <3
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thankyou :) <3
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:iconbethanyyjoelle:
BethanyyJoelle Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Writer
welcome :]
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DenNami Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is a good reminder for me as well...the traps are in my mind...so many things to trip over and god the expression on your face that fear...its so crippling the fear that consumes, beautifully done...its my third visit to look here.
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live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the kind words :D it really means a lot.
yes, it's just a mind thing...i'm trying to help some friends to believe that, so this piece was also an inspiration from them (:
glad you liked it :D
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ASpilledCanvas Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this is really powerful. i love it.
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you ^.^ thanks for the fave also :D
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:iconaspilledcanvas:
ASpilledCanvas Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem at all :) i love it
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:iconshumei:
Shumei Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Photographer
beautiful work. Piece speaks volumes.
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you <3
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FreeSpirit69 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is so captivating.
the scars on the body and the expression on the model's face really add emotion to the photo.
its amazing work!!
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live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: thank you so much!!
and well the scars weren't really supposed to be a big part of the project, but they were their so what can I do? haha
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FreeSpirit69 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:huggle: ^.^
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Sub-divisions Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is really wonderful work :) Its so true what you say about illness. Sometimes I see my family forget that fact.

I hope I don't sound stupid, but what is ana and mia if you don't mind my asking?
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes people can forget it quite easily, but they need to know it's not the same :)

oh, sorry it's like nicknames for anorexia and bulimia, kinda stupid to give my illnesses nicknames but...yeah ^^'
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Sub-divisions Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
No, thats ok :) its sometimes easier to give it a shorter name, especially if its originally really long like mine lol, which is Retinitis Pigmentosa, I just call it RP.
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live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes that would be easier ^.^
and those names are just something i've come accustomed to over the years...anyone who doesn't know the illnesses are just like 'what??" haha
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Sub-divisions Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol well now I know :)
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OritPetra Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011   Writer
This is an excellent and touching piece. From the lighting to the model's expression, it communicates its messages artfully and powerfully. Well done. :hug:
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! It really does mean a lot :D
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OritPetra Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   Writer
:D :glomp: :huggle: :heart:
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live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:huggle: :hug: :aww:
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I have featured this In Today's Blog about Eating Disorder Awareness Week at #communityrelations. Thanks so much for sharing :hug:
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you, I'm glad to share :hug:
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
You're welcome :hug:
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Xtemporary-insanityX Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional Writer
OMG I nearly CRIED when I saw this image! BRILLIANT!
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: thank you, that is really touching to hear. :huggle:
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Xtemporary-insanityX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Writer
you're welcome
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BeatrixBlasphemy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing! I love the message it brings, wonderful job!

Just wondering, are the scars on your belly real or fake? I couldn't help but notice them...
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thanks so much

Yeah, they're real...didn't think you could notice them too well ^^'
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BeatrixBlasphemy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
No problem!

And its okay c: I also have scars, but on my thighs
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^.^ yeah, I have some there too >.> hope things are good for you :hug:
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BeatrixBlasphemy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you c:
But sadly things here always go from bad to worse ://
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:iconlive-love-life-4eva:
live-love-life-4eva Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=/ that is not good, you got to keep holding on, be strong and fight as much as you can, it's the only way out :huggle: here if you ever need to talk
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BeatrixBlasphemy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awh... Thanks c:
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Emma-Fluffee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Photographer
stunning piece of work >.<
beauty from pain
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