The Only Structure You Need

When I was fifteen, I read a phrase by Haley Hendrick: “Do not spend your life searching for a place to call home.  Make the bones of your skeleton the only structure you need.” Fifteen was a year of complete self-hatred and terrible high school experiences, but it was also the year I began to live by this quote.  I started to fall in love with the idea that my home wasn’t a house but wherever I was in the world.  When being assigned the idea of “home” for this month’s issue, I didn’t want to document my new apartment or the city I just moved to. I wanted to document myself, alone, in the place I feel most connected to. I captured the colors that match my aura reading. I cherish the love I now have for myself and forever hope that my home will never be anything else.

By Allison Barr