This member story was featured in a mental health exhibition in Malaysia titled Return To Light.

This is my first story for the one project I am currently working on. This image represents, how in society they try and cut and shape you the way they want you. But you are stronger and will stand your ground.


— Shannen Woods


Here are some of the personal notes the attendees left for Shannen!


“You’re loved. You’re enough. You are special. ❤️”

“Everyone is shaped the moment they were born, how your trees gonna grow like is your own business, you can always regrow your branches no matter how many they have chopped yours. ❤️”

“When people know the hell you’d been through and lived… They will respect and fear you, for you are very strong.”

“Just be yourself. Nothing wrong with being different. Have confidence & dun listen to negative comments.”

“You are who you are! Be yourself.”

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