(Update – July 2013: ‘Be Myself’ won First Prize in The Press Photographer’s Year 2013 Multimedia category and was shortlisted for the Anthropographia 2013 awards.)
Over this project, I spent many days and months working with Lucy. Today her story, in the photofilm Be Myself, was published on the Guardian website. There’s been some great feedback, including comments from many people who have recognised Lucy’s extraordinary strength and bravery.
Lucy’s story speaks for itself. It’s not easy to watch, but it offers hope, and her struggle sheds light on issues that too often and for too long have been ignored.
If you would like to comment on the photofilm you can do so on The Guardian website, or share it through Facebook or Twitter.
To watch the film, please click on the image below. Warning – You may find some parts of the photofilm upsetting.