The purpose of putting myself into some of my photographs was to show the red handprint across my face. This symbol is put across the mouth to represent our voices being silenced and the violence we face. Showing my face made me feel apprehensive. I am aware some people don’t consider half blood natives the same as someone who is full. But I live my life by following my beliefs and where I originate from. Being able to show my face regardless of being half native, makes me proud and powerful to stand in solidarity with other Indigenous women and girls alike.