The plants photographed for this project are dedicated to those who have experienced or lived with domestic violence. This book is a reminder that despite the odds, survivors can emerge from the abuse and violence to flourish, much like flowers growing out of rocks. And once survivors are liberated from an abusive situation, they will emerge as the strong, beautiful people those around them always knew they could be. That is the spirit of the wall flowers project.
The project title
Wall flowers is intentionally written as two words. "Wallflowers" (one word) suggests, by definition, someone who is shy, unpopular, or socially inadequate. Wall flowers, on the other hand, are those who may experience shyness or social inadequacy because of the domestic violence they have endured. And yet, they have moved on to blossom, despite those circumstances.
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