What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to accomplish with his new photo project, “Weapons of Choice.”
The series uses a makeup artist to put bruises and scars on photo subjects. Embedded in these violent marks are some hateful words typically associated with abuse, such as “Stupid,” “Dumb,” “Trash” and others that are much, much worse.
What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse
No more “preteen bad choices” line green and bright blue. It was therapeutic to get rid of the eye sore. It feels like my fresh new start at home now as well as at my apartment. 2014-2015 you are my are becoming my favorite years.