Originally from the Seattle area, Lauren Kelly is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. During her teen years she developed PTSD from sexual trauma. Exploring her symptoms and recovery from this trauma through photography became an act of catharsis. Self-defined as a “trauma photographer,” Lauren takes interest in the process of healing — with subjects ranging from landscape to others suffering from the same disorder. Three years after her diagnosis, Lauren now works with and interviews women who also suffer from PTSD due to sexual assault and rape.