I created my first gif
with two very meaningful pieces: Bruised
and Bruised II
This was an accident. It really was. I was drunk and upset while cycling downhill one night and fell on my face. I do not even remember how I fell. This is one of the reasons why I do not drink alcohol anymore, apart from a glass of wine every now and then. I really did drink too much then. This wasn’t the first or last bike accident I had while drinking.
I am very lucky to not have broken anything and to have no scar.
People thought someone had beat me up, even a drunk stranger in the metro stopped me and told me to not let “the guy” hit me anymore.
I don’t want anyone to think that I am using the “abuse card” for attention. I have seen my mother be physically abused several times, thank god I have never been in the situation myself.
Painting this made me think a lot about certain things. It made me relive that stupid moment and made me want to not drink like I used to. It made me think about all the times I have been emotionally hurt in my life, I have been a lot. And how all of that has made me stronger. I am proud to show that I can physically, emotionally and psychologically overcome a lot.
“What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”