This is a series I did for my Photography degree, just recently, which I called, “The Darkness Within”. This series is about mental illness; particularly my journey through anxiety and depression. At one time I was too anxious to leave my house, which for a long time was my prison and my refuge at the same time. My anxiety and depression got so bad that I could not leave. An unforeseeable force keeping me trapped. Restrained under a veil of darkness, that only I could see, only I could escape. Pushing myself to go study photography was one of the scariest things I’ve done. I look back at that girl I was though and I am amazed at how far I have come and I am truly grateful for all the help and support from family and friends along my voyage. I printed these final images in the form of a B5 size zine as well as A3 prints.