Expression of You is a 30-year living art project that provides individuals with the opportunity to release the stigma, societal labels, and stereotypes by sharing ‘Their Truth’ in the way they want to be seen. It is a celebration of the diversity, similarities, power, and subtleties of what it means to be a human. Established in 2010, the project is a celebration of the act of sharing through photographic portraits, documentary videos and first-person writing. It is a time capsule that has witnessed the truth of over 350 female and Non-Binary participants so far, aiming to work with overall 15 000 souls over the next 22 years.
In Ashley’s words:
“Expression of You’ is an experiment – not a social experiment but a search for the Truth in all our lives. The only ‘divine Truth’ is that, sometimes, what we see and feel can be spoken without words, yet can become reality because it reflects in our own souls. These are not political Truths, they are not religious Truths, they are people’s Truths – devoid of any political bias, dogma, or fears.”
“Is this raw power which draws me to people’s Truths? Or is it my search for my own Truth in my soul? Can I ever really capture one’s Truth, or existence once the Truth is shared? They stand tall. They are brave. They are unique. ”
What’s your Truth…?