About the Book
Project Pilgrim is my effort to work towards normalizing mental health. During May 2016, I walked 800km along the Camino de Santiago interviewing and photographing people I met and engaging them in a discussion around mental health. My goal is that by taking these people’s photos and asking them about this topic, I can start a conversation that can work towards breaking down the stigma around mental health. Talking about mental health normalizes mental health and my hope is that Project Pilgrim can be one of the many stepping stones needed in order to make mental health an everyday conversation. This book was initially pre-sold through a Kickstarter campaign which ran during the month of March, 2016. In the first 24 hours after it’s launch, the Kickstarter passed its initial goal of $4000 and ended up reaching $11,215 by the end of March.