13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
At the age of 15, I was diagnosed with otosclerosis. A genetic disease that results in conductive hearing loss. Throughout my high school and the first two years of wearing hearing aids, I have always felt the need to distant myself from everyone around. Among other things, I became disconnected. Disconnect from opportunity, disconnect from life. 2014 marked the year I embrace myself. A fresh haircut revealing what's hanging from my ear. Open up and explaining to everyone about the disease. I have never felt more relief.
This photo was part of the Instagram's Weekend Hashtag Project (WHP). The theme was Listen. Even though I did not get featured, I am proud of the originality and the story I kept behind this photo. Yes I am listening. I am listening to Life, I am listening to the world and its dancing tune.
© Khoa Luu.
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||May 17, 2015, 10:06 a.m.
||Canon EOS 60D