Keyapic Nipasikon – Still I Rise.
I have been fortunate in my life to be surrounded by so many strong and powerful individuals who through their own challenges have continued to ‘warrior up’ - refusing to simply exist or survive but have defied all expectations and overcome limitations. These friends have stories of overpowering trials, beating adversities, and overcoming hardships – yet continue to be examples to those around them - finishing educational journeys, becoming advocates, advancing their skills and careers, by never giving up. Indeed, it is despite the darkness that has surrounded them that they have found a way to shine brightly, they have found ways to beat the odds, and continued to do good things and when it is all said and done, say, “Still I Rise”. On June 2nd, these friends came together and allowed me the honor of photographing them and over the next few days, I want to share these photos with everyone. To my friends who allowed me to capture their beauty, I give you honor and I give you respect, hiy hiy.
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