Jane Jane believes that one of the hardest parts of surviving the trauma she’s experienced as a result of domestic abuse, and the suicide deaths of her husband and son, is realizing that she is deserving of a better life.
Ross As a prosecutor, Ross feels that the “weight of human misery” he witnesses day in and day out is often too much to bear.
Danyette A gun violence and domestic violence survivor, Danyette chose this spot to be photographed because the paths symbolize a continuation of life - and overcoming the rocks and hurdles that life presents.
Kerry After losing two daughters - one to gun violence and the other in an unrelated tragedy - Kerry believes that the whole point of living is to simply preserve life.
DeAndra Despite being a nonverbal quadriplegic, Dre dances and laughs a lot - which gives his family a semblance of peace.
John Two of John’s three children were present during the shooting at the Noblesville West Middle School. As a former Marine who fought in combat zones, he doesn’t want his kids to experience that trauma in school.
Shyanne Shyanne visits the grave of her cousin, who was killed only months after her brother. The families mourn side by side.
Eric When one of Eric’s parolees commit a violation, he questions what he - as an “armed social worker” - could’ve done differently.