Sofia T.

Northern Virginia

Artist's Statement

Growing up as a military-connected child, I feel that my life never stops. I am always moving, traveling, or doing something to help strengthen my community. Sometimes, especially in high school, I feel like a bee. I am always active. I do my best to help support those around me, in hopes of leaving my community a bit better than I found it when I initially moved into it. Unfortunately, this kind of lifestyle can be overwhelming. Sometimes, we just need to take a little break from the business of everyday life. When I shot this photograph, this little bee reminded me of myself and of my fellow military-connected children. We are all living a very busy, at times chaotic life. We need to remember that sometimes we need to rest for a bit and take a break. We need to remember that this is okay.

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