Bailey (BayLee) Elease
I'm an Artist but I am also a human with a voice. Hope you enjoy listening.
P.S. Sorry for the occasional typo it's sort of my thing ;)
When you see her Admire the creases in her face That pave paths of three dotted stairs Climbing to the intensities of her eyes
Sunset caressed my face “you are so beautiful” You’ve interrupted mid sentence You’ve fallen in Love Your midnight brown eyes focused
Relaxed Hair Every Six Months Instead of 6-8 Weeks
I began relaxing my hair about 10 or 11 years ago. Getting a relaxer in my hair was totally an accident. One day I had went to get my hair done and the hair assistant put the wrong product in my hair, surprisingly enough my hair didn't fall out thankfully and did I forget to mention I already had a hair softener in my hair. So, I haven't seen my natural hair in a very long time. For those who don’t know the difference in chemicals the softener softens and loosen tough natural hair while a relaxer completely straightens the hair.
Ode to the Little Things
Mom once told me It’s the little things That matter Most. At first, I didn’t know what she meant. Clean dishes Swept floors
A Split Between Two... Oh Wait
This one is for both parents and children who have experienced separation/divorce. See, I myself come from what some would call a "broken home". My parents split when I was young, I won’t go into detail about how it went down, but I will talk about the effects it has on a child and how it rolls into their adult life based of my own experiences. Sometimes there are signs these things are going to happen, parents constantly fighting, not many happy moments shared together towards the end and a lot of wondering where the other parent is. Children know and are more aware than you may think. They repeat the things they think are normal behavior, they hide the things they know they maybe should not have heard, it’s inevitable we can’t shelter kids from everything even though sometimes we think we are. So, I’m going to list the four things that stuck with me and I feel is the most important to remember within a newly separated home.
We Can't Always Explain It, but Lets Try
With my experience it creeps up on you at the weirdest of times. When you first wake in the morning, when you are watching a movie, driving, simply having a conversation, 3 o’clock in the morning and honestly it sucks. It’s like this uninvited acquaintance that you don't want to show up at the party. It’s the ex that won’t stop knocking on your door. It’s all your insecurities in a bubble waiting to explode.
About a year ago I started writing this and today I decided to share my point of view on being a young caregiver. I don't know how many of you out there are experiencing the same lifestyle but I am sure I am not alone. I think it is important to try and be transparent with the world and share experiences.
Be Vulnerable with the Camera
My motto is "bare your skin," meaning be yourself in life and find comfort in being you. As a photographer I try to have the people I photograph become comfortable around me and be vulnerable with the camera. It is important to me that I am able to show people the beauty that they bring to this world and that is something I am working on doing for myself. Now we all know the statement, "photographers are the worst subjects." Yes, it is true at least for me. It is this sense of lack of control, we've made it up in our mind that it is already a bad picture or that we are not photogenic enough.