In 2017, I was raped in my own bed by a former partner. This event left me wondering about the idea of personal, safe, and sacred spaces. Humans have always felt an intrinsic urge to carve out space for themselves in the world and seek these spaces in times of despair in order to find comfort and solace. When my sacred space was taken away from me, I felt as though part of me was missing. Over time, I have begun to heal and slowly take back the space that was taken from me. Without is a study of my bedroom over time, almost a portrait of the space that is finally beginning to feel sacred again.

Two images from this series were selected for the Midwest Center for Photography's 6th Annual EMERGE competition and exhibition in 2018.