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Writing + Photography

Memoirs and musings of Darius Bashar. Toronto portrait photographer and writer, in pursuit of all things real, raw and intimate. 

Legacy Always Starts with Trauma

We each have a gift to share with the world.

A key take-away. A purpose. Our legacy.

That gift almost always originates as a trauma.

That trauma has brought much insecurity and pain into our lives.

Some of us decided to bury our gift/trauma in a dark corner because it was too messy.

That very trauma has ALSO made us uniquely qualified to share our gift through our story.

We do not have to share our story with the world. That is our choice.

At some point we should do the math and determine if the risk is worth the reward.

Do we share our gift with the world or do we keep it to ourselves?

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