Note to Self is a self-portrait series captured on 35mm film. It is about a woman writing notes to herself in order to keep track of the lessons she’s learning as she goes through life.


Note To Self:

It may not seem like it at first, but there’s always a way to deal with a broken heart.


On days when sadness comes without a warning and it makes your body feel foreign, rest. Self-care is important.


Note To Self:

You are fire.
Tend to your flames instead of quenching them.


One of the most empowering acts of defiance is the full acceptance of your sexuality.
Don’t try to conceal it for fear of being condemned.

Society will always try to force rules down our throats but at the end of the day, you decide who you want to be and how you want to express it.


You’ve been breaking and bending,
bending and breaking for people all your life.

Now you are breaking and bending,
bending and breaking no more.

Copyright of words and photographs: Wonuola Lawal