inside my head

This series of self-portraits are about living with chronic depression and Gilles the la Tourette syndrome, in which Anniek expresses herself through self-portraits and transforms her personal feelings, anxiety, pain and thoughts into visuals.

“At a young age I began to suffer from complaints that led to being diagnosed with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and on top of that I was diagnosed with chronic depression.

My depression generally comes in periods where I slowly sink into my feelings and when I prefer to withdraw from everything and everyone. Horrible feelings come across my mind and I don’t know where they come from.”

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