i want your love to be with me

Traditional. 2016.

This was a pocket shrine inspired by sapphic love that I made in a youth therapy group. The prompt the therapist gave us was something like, "If you could only take one thing with you anywhere in the world, what would it be?"

The exact meaning of this work to me personally has changed over the years since I made it, aside from it being a celebration of love between women. When I made it, I was still with my abusive now-ex girlfriend -- what I had in mind then was her love. Now I understand it differently, and it's meaningful for me with my current partner, who really loves me, and whose love has changed my life for the better.

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Transcribed Text

On lid of box: No matter what

On inside of box: I want your love to be with me