At the core of all of our hearts, no matter race, gender, sexual orientation, we all long to belong, we want to be seen, heard and loved. My own journey through navigating emotional pain and old traumas, not being seen, led me to deepen my connection to my own heart. I began to say to my heart the words I longed to hear others say. This was a profound shift for me and for years now I have been developing my inner parent and inner best friend. Since the end of 2017, this wonderful idea arose from another creative project I was working on. I wanted to create artistic pictures that would capture this act of self-love. I began taking pictures of myself and my friends holding their hearts and asking them what they most longed to hear, at their core. I am called to share this collection with whomever it touches. My desire is that each of us will start speaking these profound words to our own hearts over and over and over again. Your heart will thank you!