creating despite by Brooke Shaden Via Flickr: Another red one for you today, from May when I was in Palm Springs with a beautiful group of humans. We were shooting in a pool and someone pulled me aside and asked if I would do a self-portrait. I had been feeling so vulnerable that week. On several occasions I cried and I created simultaneously. Nothing to go into detail about, just social anxiety, mostly. But, it was the theme of that week, so I created how I felt. Creating, despite.