MY OWN WITNESS:RUPTURE AND REPAIR
CHAD AND JAMES
When we think about people in photographs together, happiness comes to mind. In both of our cases, we used to think we could never attain that same level of ‘happiness.’ Despite the legalization of same-sex marriage, we still share the lingering fear of "who can we really trust?" when we meet new people. The thought of having to constantly bear a temporary ‘closet’ as a married couple or introducing each other as ‘friend’, just to avoid inciting hatred in the wrong person, is enough to bring us back to thinking that the ‘happiness’ we thought we finally had is still beyond our reach.