SCARS: OUR BODIES ARE HOME TO THE MEMORIES WE CARRY WITH US
“They always say it's the people, not the place, that’s home. Well, you're a person, too. So, the things that you carry with you, that's your home. And that's a scar sometimes. Sometimes it's a traumatic scar, and sometimes it's one that you can look back on and laugh and say, you know, I can still walk—thank goodness.”
— Emma Cronin, Mizzou senior and broadcast journalism major
In many ways, our bodies are our homes. Places come and go, but we are always tied to our bodies. Home is a place where you create memories, and in terms of our bodies, we carry experiences and memories with us physically in the form of scars. In this photo essay, mid-Missouri residents share the stories behind their scars. Whether it was major or minor life experience that resulted in their scars, their bodies have given them strength, allowed them to continue on and continue to serve as a home for them.