An ongoing personal project that explores the coping mechanisms of survivors of terrorism and violent conflict.
The project aims to advocate for increased access to psychosocial support for survivors of terrorism and violent conflict in Nigeria which in turn will improve their mental health.
In the last twenty years, Nigeria has witnessed an increase in terrorism and violent conflicts. Some of these survivors have witnessed the most violent acts been meted out on them, their loved ones and in some cases all that they own.
Over the years, these survivors find a way to rebuild and adjust to their new lives. However, many of them never get to talk about their experiences. Thus, the idea of "moving on” can be considered to be a farce as a lot of these survivors go through life burdened with thoughts of the things they witnessed and all they lost.
I am exploring how these survivors struggle to move on by using layered portraits of the survivors and the things that they do to help them move forward or otherwise.
Furthermore, the project examines the impelling cause(s) of terrorism and violent conflict in Nigeria.