kholoodeid "It's sometimes difficult to parse out the thoughts that are the rational balanced thoughts about myself and those that come from whatever this is inside me that...my therapist has even used the word that I'm 'vicious' when it comes to myself..." - Chris
#majordepressivedisorder #mentalillness #film
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kholoodeid "What if my job finds out what's going on with me? What if my co-workers find out? What if my friends find out? What're my family gonna think about me?" - Tara

Last Fall, I began a project on #mentalillness. Personal circumstances in my life lead me to researching the side effects of medication--primarily, antidepressants. Eventually, I started talking to people instead of looking up random statistics and generic descriptions online.

I thought I wanted to learn more about the side effects of medication. Instead, the more I spoke with people, the more I was exposed to the wider scope of mental illness. I learned about different forms of mental illness and how it manifests itself in everyday life. I learned how different people choose to cope in different ways. And I learned how common it is.

These portraits are accompanied by brief audio excerpts on my site. Will continue to upload more there throughout the week.
#bipolar
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  •   hidaia4life Kind of interesting, when u say "my site" u mean an actual website? 2d

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kholoodeid Back to editing a project I began last year on #mentalillness. "I forget little things like doing my homework, I forget big things like filing my taxes." - Britta

#attentiondeficithyperactivitydisorder #ADHD #film
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kholoodeid Editing & updating & came across this photo of my friend @theorwelling. #latergram #hasselblad #notthatitmatters #personalproject 6d

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kholoodeid Missing Missouri. And my @ktalaimo & @mophotoworkshop friends. #latergram #como 6d
  •   egkess Do you mind if I post this to my work insta!? I'll tag ya of course! It's an environmental non-profit and I am always looking for pretty mo landscapes! 6d
  •   kholoodeid Sure @egkess 🌳 6d
  •   photovivian Come baaaaaaaaaaaaaack! 6d
  •   ktalaimo @ktalaimo misses @kholoodeid too. Who else is going to ride blindly through the Missouri wilderness at night through a storm of bugs with me? 6d
  •   labdulkarim @kholoodeid this looks like the tree from lion king!!! Love it 6d

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kholoodeid Terez Sliman & other Arab artists filmed short clips expressing support & solidarity with the people of Gaza this summer. #latergram #haifa 1w

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kholoodeid IDF soldiers embracing on the bus ride from #Haifa to #Jerusalem. Living in a place where Israeli soldiers were living among citizens was a stark difference than my time living in the West Bank, where, needless to say, they were (and still are) our Occupiers. One of the biggest challenges for me this summer was to try and consider these soldiers as something other than just soldiers. Maybe they don't all hold the same values that the state enforces in its treatment of Palestinians. Maybe some of them enlist because it's mandatory and they'd rather just get it over with. Maybe the social stratosphere for military personnel plays a role. Maybe some of them are still kids. 1w

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kholoodeid My first Sabbath. *Not to be mistaken for my first Sabbath dinner, which came later in the summer and was a great (17ish courses) experience. I arrived in Haifa on a Saturday back in June and, having never lived in a Jewish area, wasn't anticipating what Sabbath really meant or looked like. 1w

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kholoodeid Akko (also known as Akka or Acre) feels like Haifa's wise old uncle (also that skyline in the background is Haifa).The first time I went was with my Palestinian parents five years ago. There's something in their voices--as well as other Palestinians I've spoken with--that changes when they speak of Akka. It's like a sense of pride, that this small seaside town is a Palestinian gem, a thing of beauty & history. And of course, my momma always raves about the seafood, which was the main reason I made the pilgrimage for lunch on that fine summer afternoon with friends. #latergram 2w

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kholoodeid This summer, the streets were #Haifa's Theater. #latergram 2w

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kholoodeid Just another @ninarobinsonnyc joint. 2w

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kholoodeid Another #Haifa #latergram. Long story short, I held off on posting to Instagram while in Israel. So glimpses of my summer will continue to trickle in... 2w

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kholoodeid Harlem distractions. 2w

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kholoodeid Supplies for masters project analysis draft. #coffeenotpictured #sugarhigh #tastetherainbow 2w

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kholoodeid #Philly's #Chinatown Would've liked to seen more of this town but grateful I spent the weekend hangin with some of my favorite Geeks. #gfphilly #visitphilly #latergram 2w

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kholoodeid The day #Nazareth shut down. After a particularly brutal day of bombing in Gaza this summer, Palestinian businesses--including in Israel--went on strike Monday, July 21. Nazareth's streets were eerily deserted until a large protest swept through the city later that day. #latergram 3w

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kholoodeid Celebrating first birthday in NYC with my best furry gal. #streetmeatnotpictured #professor 3w

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kholoodeid All of the faces. #haifa #latergram 3w

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kholoodeid Best guac on Planet Earth is located in south #Bronx. #xochimilco #themoreyouknow #pilgrimage 4w

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