Feel Good Fridays

woman in a long yellow gown standing against a rock arch near Lone Pine, CA
Featuring: Lisa Howard “Measured by Numbers: Foundation” Photo by Brandy Sebastian

Today is a special day. A few years ago, a wonderful Warrior, friend, and photographer started a project to raise awareness of Endometriosis and follow the journeys of several fellow Warriors.

Brandy Sebastian has a gallery showing of several of these images opening tomorrow in Escondido at The Photographer’s Eye: A Creative Collective.

Each image features a different model and each image discusses different aspects of dealing with Endometriosis.

This is my image. My word, granted to me by Brandy, is “Foundation.”

Measured by Numbers” an Endometriosis Awareness Project by Brandy Sebastian Featuring: Lisa Howard: “Foundation”

”We are all strong enough to stand up and reach for the hand of a Warrior in need.Each of us possesses the power to build greatness. We each started alone, fought the emotions, and found our strength.And we all found each other, brought together in a group, united by our circumstance.

Forged and bonded by our bodies and hearts. We accompany one another to difficult doctor’s appointments. Encourage each other through surgeries and treatments. Reach out and embrace others who are struggling. Cry together. Laugh together. Grieve together. And push on together.

What started as a quest for answers has morphed into a group, a walk, a presence – an incredible show of force. Countless Warriors, together, always.

Never alone.

Ever again.

Written by: Lisa Howard

Dress Rental Designed by & Discounted by: Alice Andrews Designs

Portion of Dress Rental cost paid for by: Lisa Howard

Photoshoot assistants: Erin Curlee & Lora Aimswill

I am honored. Humbled. And uplifted. You always make me feel stronger than I think I am.

If you wish to see the gallery in person, please visit either the opening show Saturday, July 10th, or the gallery while the exhibit is available until August 7, 2021.

If you wish to see other images from Brandy’s project, you may check out her Instagram and Facebook pages. This project is ongoing and far from finished.

Thank you, Brandy, for all that you do while you continue to endure your own Endometriosis journey. We love you.

If you feel alone with this illness, know that you are not. And if you ever need to talk, I’m right here.