ferment and cleanse

photographer: naomi wood
art direction: rupi kaur

‘ferment and cleanse’ dissects the ingredients in ‘the recipe’: the honey. the milk. we witness the author fermenting in honey. her body becoming relaxed within the pain. ’til the pain becomes her strength. this is the healing of wounds.

when the healing is over comes the washing away.  the milk. she rests in it like a bed. like her mother used to bathe her as a baby in rural punjab. she does this to become new again. cleansed. ready to face the world.

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