As a survivor, mother and student, I have found peace and healing through my studies in the photography program at Lane Community College. At the age of four I was given my first memorable toy, a Fisher-Price-Pocket-Camera. This is my first experience with altering the senses of perception, composition and feeling. Having been diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury in my 40's, the digital camera files helped me to encode memories and serve as reminders that led me to maintain and sustain life with a playful non aggressive approach. In the winter of 2018, I was encouraged to enter the 31st League For Innovation in the Community College Student Art Competition. Being published has been rewarding. I've since been included into a studio space where I can observe and play/learn further in the field. I will be attending the University of Oregon in the fall of 2018 where I will continue forward in the medium of photography with further professional yet playful healing intentions.