Kristen September 25 2016
Image of a large mural painted with black, teal, and white, which reads 'keep your chin up.' "I'm not sorry for taking mental health days" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous September 19 2016
Image of a vast gorge, shot from above. A wide river runs through, surrounded by mountains. Yellow scrub grass in the forefront. "I'm not sorry that there are only specific times when I like to be topped, and you don't control those times" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous September 29 2016
Image of several colorful paper lanterns hung from the ceiling in a brick-walled room. "I'm not sorry that I rely on myself more than anyone else" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous September 22 2016
Image of a large bouquet of flowers, including pink and white roses as well as dark green plants. "i'm not sorry for ending communication with the man who used to beat my mother" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous September 14 2016
Image of a beach; Small waves crash against the shore, and the shoreline in the distance is rocky. The water and the sky are bright blue. "I'm not sorry that I don't love my father" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous August 24 2016
Image of a sloping city street. Homes with large, decorative windows and front staircases line one side of the street. "I'm not sorry for my jealousy that you're having a baby" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for my jealousy that you’re having a baby (or 2nd baby) when my husband and I have been trying unsuccessfully for 2 years.
— Anonymous
 

Jess September 19 2016
Image of two beach chairs, one red and one green and white striped, under a white beach umbrella facing the ocean. "I'm not sorry Is top listening when you start dominating the conversation" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous September 14 2016 Image of three large rocks stacked on top of each other in the woods. Ferns and moss surround the rocks, and light shines through the leaves. "I'm not sorry for wearing trousers in summertime because I don't want to show my body" is overlaid.

Anonymous September 14 2016
Image of three large rocks stacked on top of each other in the woods. Ferns and moss surround the rocks, and light shines through the leaves. "I'm not sorry for wearing trousers in summertime because I don't want to show my body" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for wearing trousers in summertime because I don’t want to show my body
I’m not sorry for wearing loads of bracelets and rings because they make me feel less stressed
I’m not sorry I don’t smile at people I don’t appreciate
— Anonymous
 
Anonymous September 14 2016 Closeup image of a forest floor. White, nearly-translucent fungi rise through the twigs and leaves, unfurling their heads. "I'm not sorry for needing comfort" is overlaid.

Anonymous September 14 2016
Closeup image of a forest floor. White, nearly-translucent fungi rise through the twigs and leaves, unfurling their heads. "I'm not sorry for needing comfort" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for being honest and sincere
I’m not sorry for hurting your pride and your ego
I’m not sorry for being hurt by you
I’m not sorry I suffer from depression
I’m not sorry for needing comfort
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous September 16 2016
Image of several picnic tables set up in rows on a grassy area overlooking the ocean. "I'm not sorry that I can't be in the same room with you" is overlaid."

I’m not sorry that I can’t be in the same room as you.

I’m not sorry that I can’t distinguish between my love for you and the anger I feel and I’m definitely not sorry that I’ve yet to figure out how or when those feelings will go away.
— Anonymous
 

jshine1224 September 18 2016
Image of a beach under cloudy skies. In the foreground a rough hut or sculpture has been made from driftwood. "I'm not sorry that I refuse to accept your false dichotomies. I hope that society sees one day that we have more than two choices" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that I refuse to accept your false dichotomies. Whether it’s gender, presidential candidates, or your ‘yes or no’ questions, I hope society sees one day that we have more than two choices.
— jshine1224
 

Anonymous September 16 2016
Image of a large graphic of a mans face, hung against the side of a rough-hewn building. "I'm not sorry I don't find you attractive" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for keeping true to my boundaries and practicing self care even though not doing those things would make the life of a loved one so much easier.

I’m not sorry I didn’t want to have sex last night or the night before or the night before that.

I’m not sorry I don’t find you attractive.

I’m not sorry that my friendships are changing and, as a result, I don’t have people to hang out with on the weekends. And. I’m not sorry for feeling good that my former friends are out of my life
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous September 12 2016
Image of a sunset over a placid bay. One small boat is tethered in the middle of the bay. "I'm not sorry that my coming out as trans challenged your fragile masculinity because you had a crush on me in the 6th grade" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous September 14 2016 Image of fresh carrots in bunches, layered on top of one another on a bed of the abundant carrot greens. "I'm not sorry I'm tired all the time. I'm not sorry I need more sleep than you do" is overlaid.

Anonymous September 14 2016
Image of fresh carrots in bunches, layered on top of one another on a bed of the abundant carrot greens. "I'm not sorry I'm tired all the time. I'm not sorry I need more sleep than you do" is overlaid.

 
@k_greenleaf September 11 2016 Image of a public art sculpture outside. At the top of either end of a large half circle, two humans balance, crouched, arms outstretched. The humans appear to be wearing masks with beaks. "I'm not sorry I don't step aside for men on the sidewalk. Even if we bump into each other" is overlaid.

@k_greenleaf September 11 2016
Image of a public art sculpture outside. At the top of either end of a large half circle, two humans balance, crouched, arms outstretched. The humans appear to be wearing masks with beaks. "I'm not sorry I don't step aside for men on the sidewalk. Even if we bump into each other" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry I want to be friends with my partner’s girlfriend

I’m not sorry I don’t step aside for men on the sidewalk. Even if we bump into each other.
— @k_greenleaf
 
@smoothliminal September 7 2016 Image of a multi-level bookstore. The top floor leads around in an open square, overlooking the bottom floor. There are lots of books and other artwork on the shelves and hanging from the railing. "I'm not sorry for ruining your favorite movie. I'm sorry that racism, misogyny, and transphobia are considered entertainment" is overlaid.

@smoothliminal September 7 2016
Image of a multi-level bookstore. The top floor leads around in an open square, overlooking the bottom floor. There are lots of books and other artwork on the shelves and hanging from the railing. "I'm not sorry for ruining your favorite movie. I'm sorry that racism, misogyny, and transphobia are considered entertainment" is overlaid.

 
Tanner September 7 2016 Image of a fire in a fire pit at night. Flames light up wood furniture burning in the fire, as well as the stones surrounding it. "I'm not sorry that not supporting war makes me look unpatriotic" is overlaid.

Tanner September 7 2016
Image of a fire in a fire pit at night. Flames light up wood furniture burning in the fire, as well as the stones surrounding it. "I'm not sorry that not supporting war makes me look unpatriotic" is overlaid.

Anonymous September 11 2016 Image of a vista at the top of a mountain. Evergreens and deciduous trees grow down the mountain and long grass blankets the earth where the trees are parted. The blue mountains in the distance fade into the blue sky above. "I'm not sorry that I moved back home after 10 years. I like it here" is overlaid.

Anonymous September 11 2016
Image of a vista at the top of a mountain. Evergreens and deciduous trees grow down the mountain and long grass blankets the earth where the trees are parted. The blue mountains in the distance fade into the blue sky above. "I'm not sorry that I moved back home after 10 years. I like it here" is overlaid.

Anonymous September 9 2016
Image of bright green marsh grasses against a bright blue sky. "I'm not sorry that I don't wear a bra even though I go to a Catholic college. & yes sometimes you can see my nipples" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous August 26 2016
Image of a small table with a blue and white tablecloth, shot from above. On the table is a small silver teapot, a half-full mug of tea, a small white plate with a piece of toast on it, and bowl with yogurt and blueberries in it. "I'm not sorry that I advocate for abortion rights" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that when I pass a man on the street I look over my shoulder until I feel safe enough to not be scared.

I’m not sorry that I don’t want to be friends with you anymore because I think you’re making shitty decisions.

I’m not sorry that I advocate for abortion rights.

I’m not sorry I love my dog more than people.

I’m not sorry that I’m selfish.

I’m not sorry that when you tell me how my perpetrator is ‘doing’ that I hate you just as much as him.
— Anonymous

Heather Karin September 7 2016
Image of rocks covered with dark black seaweed at the edge of the ocean. The ocean and sky are grey-blue. "I'm not sorry for quitting my job because it was too stressful and then going camping with my dog" is overlaid.

 

Olivia August 18 2016
Image of the wall of a kitchen. A pegboard is covered with various cooking implements- a grater, a colander, a small red pot. Beside the pegboard other kitchen tools hang on hooks. "I'm not sorry for always taking my lunch break, even on a hectic day. I wish you would, too" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous August 28 2016
Image of a wooden deck looking out over a vast, bright blue body of water. In the foreground is a wooden table with a large yellow umbrella. "I'm not sorry that my intelligence and vocabulary threaten your fragile masculinity" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous August 23 2016
Image of many colorful buoys hung against a white clapboard wall, in bright sunlight. "I'm not sorry my transition makes you uncomfortable" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous August 23 2016
Image of a narrow wooden boardwalk leading away from the foreground between scrubby green bushes and grass. The sky overhead is grayish blue. "I'm not sorry I won't entertain the bullshit stories you tell me or yourself" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that I have no intention or desire to accept or follow the set of expectations you have put on me independently, without my knowledge or input.

I’m not sorry that I have no interest in being responsible for your happiness. Just as mine is for me, your happiness is yours to seek and maintain.

I’m not sorry that I could not give a fuck about pursuing any actions that you feel would legitimize me, my identity or my existence.

I’m not sorry I won’t entertain the bullshit stories you tell me or yourself.
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous August 25 2016
Image of a large bed with white sheets and many pillows, under two windows showing blue water and a one small white boat. "I'm not sorry that I was too much for you to hold" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that I was too much for you to hold.

I’m not sorry that you walked out of my life.

I’m not sorry for cutting contact with you.
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous August 23 2016
Image of several boats floating on glassy water. The sun is setting and the sky and water are varying shades of blue, purple, and pink. "I'm not sorry that I refuse to judge myself against your bullshit misogynist view of masculinity that silences the femininity inside of me" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that I don’t care about the expectations you’ve put on me regarding how I should behave or act, simply because you know who I am.

I’m not sorry that I refuse to judge myself against your bullshit misogynist view of masculinity that perpetuates the degradation, abuse and disrespect of woman and that also silences the femininity inside of me. My masculinity is mine. I define it. And I am proud of it.
— Anonymous
 
26-year-old trans woman August 28 2016 Image of a blue plastic container in the sand with "NO" stencil spray-painted on it. There are footprints and other marks of humans and animals in the sand. "I'm not sorry for wearing makeup and a blouse to the dinner party and offending your 'religious" family' is overlaid.

26-year-old trans woman August 28 2016
Image of a blue plastic container in the sand with "NO" stencil spray-painted on it. There are footprints and other marks of humans and animals in the sand. "I'm not sorry for wearing makeup and a blouse to the dinner party and offending your 'religious" family' is overlaid.

 
Anonymous August 24 2016 Image of a man riding a three-wheeled bike cart overflowing with colorful pinwheels and plastic flowers. "I'm not sorry that even though I love you and we're married, I'm still attracted to other people" is overlaid.

Anonymous August 24 2016
Image of a man riding a three-wheeled bike cart overflowing with colorful pinwheels and plastic flowers. "I'm not sorry that even though I love you and we're married, I'm still attracted to other people" is overlaid.

 
Annabelle @bellaminadonna August 24 2016 Image of a blue-green lake and pinkish sky as a storm cloud rolls in. There is a metal structure in the middle of the lake and a kayaker and a paddle boarder glide towards shore. "I'm not sorry for talking about my period at the dinner table. With men present" is overlaid.

Annabelle @bellaminadonna August 24 2016
Image of a blue-green lake and pinkish sky as a storm cloud rolls in. There is a metal structure in the middle of the lake and a kayaker and a paddle boarder glide towards shore. "I'm not sorry for talking about my period at the dinner table. With men present" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous August 25 2016 Image of two cups of tea in clear glasses on a green and white tile countertop. They both have infusers steeping in them, and one is a bright pink, and the other is golden-yellow. "I'm not sorry for being 35, single & childless" is overlaid.

Anonymous August 25 2016
Image of two cups of tea in clear glasses on a green and white tile countertop. They both have infusers steeping in them, and one is a bright pink, and the other is golden-yellow. "I'm not sorry for being 35, single & childless" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for being 35, single & childless. It doesn’t mean that I’m weird or ‘too picky’ or that I don’t want these things. It means that I know my worth and I’m willing to wait for what I deserve in life. And after all these years of ups & downs, heartbreak & heart ache, I still have hope & faith that things will come together in the end.
— Anonymous
 
Anonymous August 23 2016 Image of a mural on a brick wall of a dark blue and purple figure blowing flower petals into the air. The figure has a long flowing dress, and wildflowers, butterflies and a peacock appear around and on the dress. Grass grows in front of the mural. "I'm not sorry that my personality and my truth aren't palatable for you" is overlaid.

Anonymous August 23 2016
Image of a mural on a brick wall of a dark blue and purple figure blowing flower petals into the air. The figure has a long flowing dress, and wildflowers, butterflies and a peacock appear around and on the dress. Grass grows in front of the mural. "I'm not sorry that my personality and my truth aren't palatable for you" is overlaid.

Anonymous August 4 2016 Image of the forest, mostly the trunks of trees featured. A long log stretches across the back of the image, and fallen branches lie in the front of the image. Green plants crawl up tree trunks and cover the ground. "I'm not sorry I cut you out of my life because our friendship had become toxic" is overlaid.

Anonymous August 4 2016
Image of the forest, mostly the trunks of trees featured. A long log stretches across the back of the image, and fallen branches lie in the front of the image. Green plants crawl up tree trunks and cover the ground. "I'm not sorry I cut you out of my life because our friendship had become toxic" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry I cut you out of my life because our friendship had become toxic. I’m happy to be devoting more energy to choosing friends that genuinely care about my well-being and their own.
— Anonymous
 
Cowanify August 14 2016 Close-up image of a hand holding the bristly leaves of an evergreen. "I'm not sorry for bingeing on Netflix rather than spending time with you" is overlaid.

Cowanify August 14 2016
Close-up image of a hand holding the bristly leaves of an evergreen. "I'm not sorry for bingeing on Netflix rather than spending time with you" is overlaid.

 
Image of a blue house almost exactly the color of the blue sky in the background. Tall grass foregrounds the picture and evergreens surround the house.  "I'm not sorry for dumping your abusive, manipulative ass by email" is overlaid.

Image of a blue house almost exactly the color of the blue sky in the background. Tall grass foregrounds the picture and evergreens surround the house.  "I'm not sorry for dumping your abusive, manipulative ass by email" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous August 4 2016 Image of a farm garden with various green and flowering plants . A big wooden building and some other smaller structures are in the background. "I'm not sorry I make you wear a condom" is overlaid.

Anonymous August 4 2016
Image of a farm garden with various green and flowering plants . A big wooden building and some other smaller structures are in the background. "I'm not sorry I make you wear a condom" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous August 11 2016 Image of a red barn in a grassy field. Trees surround the barn. "I'm not sorry for refusing to serve you alcohol when you are drunk" is overlaid.

Anonymous August 11 2016
Image of a red barn in a grassy field. Trees surround the barn. "I'm not sorry for refusing to serve you alcohol when you are drunk" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous July 17 2016 Image of a sunflower facing forward among other sunflowers. "I'm not sorry for not smiling back at you" is overlaid.

Anonymous July 17 2016
Image of a sunflower facing forward among other sunflowers. "I'm not sorry for not smiling back at you" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry I stopped talking to you after you dismissed his behavior with ‘he’s a great guy usually, he just has problems with women’.
I’m not sorry that I don’t call you anymore— it’s not like you’re calling either, and your guilt trips have ruined our friendship.
I’m not sorry for not smiling back at you.
— Anonymous
 
Anonymous July 17 2016 Image of a wooden bridge crossing over a creek in the woods. Light shines through the leaves of the trees. "I'm not sorry I stopped listening when you monologued your way through our date" is overlaid.

Anonymous July 17 2016
Image of a wooden bridge crossing over a creek in the woods. Light shines through the leaves of the trees. "I'm not sorry I stopped listening when you monologued your way through our date" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous August 2 2016
Image of a swath of desert- gravel, sand, scrubby trees. Low mountains in the background. A small fox stands in the foreground, looking directly at the camera. "I'm not sorry that I am proudly voting for Hillary Clinton. I'm not sorry that I think you'd be naive not to" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous August 2 2016
Image of a road map of the United States spread out on a wooden table. "I will not be sorry for giving birth to my child and raising them as their father" is overlaid.

So I’m in the process of transitioning from female to male but I want to have a child first and finish grad school. So even tho I haven’t lived my full truth yet I envision myself being whole and completely happy with my life and my body, whether I’m a single parent or in a partnership. I will not be sorry for giving birth to my child and raising them as their father.”
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous July 30 2016
Image of several bikes parked in front of a fence painted pink, green, and white. Behind the fence stand palm trees and umbrellas, and beyond that, water. "I'm not sorry that I like you but could never love you" is overlaid.

 

jbaum15 July 28 2016
Image of the shoreline of a lake. The sand is textured. To the right of the frame a small child stands at the water's edge. "I'm not sorry for raising children in a family with two moms" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous July 28 2016
Image of a steep hill dotted with tropical trees. At the base of the hill is a body of blue water and a long wooden dock. "I'm not sorry for being strange. I'm not sorry for wanting to be alone a lot" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous July 27 2016
Image of a pink square painted on a white wall. In front of the square is a white table with two yellow chairs. "I'm not sorry that I contain multitudes" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous July 28 2016
Image of a bed of tulips set against the side of a white truck. In the middle of the bed a small flowering tree grows. "I'm not sorry I'm worried about your drinking" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous July 27 2016 Image of a red barn with a gravel road leading up to it. The sky is gray with clouds, and little patches of blue peek through. "I'm not sorry for fighting for my rights as a unionized worker, even if it compromises my relationship with authority" is overlaid.

Anonymous July 27 2016
Image of a red barn with a gravel road leading up to it. The sky is gray with clouds, and little patches of blue peek through. "I'm not sorry for fighting for my rights as a unionized worker, even if it compromises my relationship with authority" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous June 29 2016 Image of the corner of a library, where a rust-colored chair is nestled into the place where two shelves of books meet. "I'm not sorry for hating men" is overlaid.

Anonymous June 29 2016
Image of the corner of a library, where a rust-colored chair is nestled into the place where two shelves of books meet. "I'm not sorry for hating men" is overlaid.

Carolyn July 25 2016 Close-up image of clusters of warm-colored flowers. A butterfly perches on top of one of the flowers. "I'm not sorry I insisted you get tested for STIs" is overlaid.

Carolyn July 25 2016
Close-up image of clusters of warm-colored flowers. A butterfly perches on top of one of the flowers. "I'm not sorry I insisted you get tested for STIs" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous July 17 2016 Image of agave plants in rows, with red flowering trees in the background. "I'm not sorry that I miss your dick more than I miss you" is overlaid.

Anonymous July 17 2016
Image of agave plants in rows, with red flowering trees in the background. "I'm not sorry that I miss your dick more than I miss you" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that I miss your dick more than I miss you.
I’m not sorry that I told you to go see a therapist rather than continuing to treat me like one (therapists get paid for their emotional labor!).
I’m not sorry that my education takes precedence over our relationship right now.
— Anonymous
 
Leah July 17 2016 Image of long, broad-leaves with pink and purple cone-shaped flowers nestled into them.  "I'm not sorry that I don't have an 'indoor voice' that matches your cultural norms" is overlaid.

Leah July 17 2016
Image of long, broad-leaves with pink and purple cone-shaped flowers nestled into them.  "I'm not sorry that I don't have an 'indoor voice' that matches your cultural norms" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that I use gossip to call you out because it’s unsafe to do so in person.
I’m not sorry I don’t have an ‘indoor voice’ that matches your cultural norms
— Leah
 
Anonymous July 14 2016 Image of green rolling hills and pine trees from the top of a ski lift, which is visible through the center of the image. "I'm not sorry I'm too intense for you, even if that means you don't wanna date me. Good luck finding someone uncomplicated" is overlaid.

Anonymous July 14 2016
Image of green rolling hills and pine trees from the top of a ski lift, which is visible through the center of the image. "I'm not sorry I'm too intense for you, even if that means you don't wanna date me. Good luck finding someone uncomplicated" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous July 17 2016 Image of green trees with a view of mountains in the fog. Bare birch branches reach up amongst the leaves. "I'm not sorry that I'm fat and wearing leggings" is overlaid.

Anonymous July 17 2016
Image of green trees with a view of mountains in the fog. Bare birch branches reach up amongst the leaves. "I'm not sorry that I'm fat and wearing leggings" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that my queerness makes you uncomfortable.
I’m not sorry that I’m fat and wearing leggings.
I’m not sorry that it’s hard for you to use ‘they’ for my pronoun.
— Anonymous
 
Anonymous July 14 2016 Image of blue sky with white and gray clouds. The sun shines brightly through partial cloud cover. Rays of light shine outward across the image.  "I'm not sorry that I love my family members from Israel/Palestine and the US, even if I hate the governments they live under" is overlaid.

Anonymous July 14 2016
Image of blue sky with white and gray clouds. The sun shines brightly through partial cloud cover. Rays of light shine outward across the image.  "I'm not sorry that I love my family members from Israel/Palestine and the US, even if I hate the governments they live under" is overlaid.

 
Linda July 14 2016 Image of a train track on sparse grass and dirt, curving off into the distance. "I'm not sorry that I tried to hold onto you and that I still miss you when I hear Heartbeats" is overlaid.

Linda July 14 2016
Image of a train track on sparse grass and dirt, curving off into the distance. "I'm not sorry that I tried to hold onto you and that I still miss you when I hear Heartbeats" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that I tried to hold onto you and that I still miss you when I hear Heartbeats.

We met 3 months before I went away. We were both intense and insecure (perhaps intensely insecure) people deluded into thinking our stubbornness and defensive fronts were confidence and independence. At least that’s how I felt. At least that’s what I realise now.

I still ruminate about your tenderness and your stoicism. Or maybe it wasn’t stoicism at all. Maybe it was just a deafening silence I didn’t want to listen to.

I wish we talked about this all.
— Linda
 

Olivia July 6 2016
Image of a rosebush behind a wrought-iron fence with clusters of bright pink roses pushing through. Beyond the fence is a white porch with bunting strung up. "I'm not sorry that I think I'm attractive!" is overlaid.

 
 
Anonymous July 6 2016 Image of a living room in a small apartment. Sunlight streams in and falls in a slat across the middle of the frame. A small Christmas tree sits to the right of the frame, with present underneath. "I'm not sorry for not having chosen a career yet (or ever)" is overlaid.

Anonymous July 6 2016
Image of a living room in a small apartment. Sunlight streams in and falls in a slat across the middle of the frame. A small Christmas tree sits to the right of the frame, with present underneath. "I'm not sorry for not having chosen a career yet (or ever)" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous July 6 2016
Image of a plant with large green leaves, shot from above. "I'm not sorry for crying during yoga class" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous July 10 2016
Semi-abstract image of two colorful pink hammocks hanging from the rigging of a large sailboat. A large straw hat also hangs in the frame, and the mast of the boat is present to the left. Cerulean blue water is visible in the background. "I'm not sorry that sometimes my baby son really pisses me off" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous July 10 2016
Image of a large pond ringed by bright green grass and lush trees of many sizes. The sky overhead is overcast. "I'm not sorry I broke up with you when I knew you wouldn't be a partner I needed on my journey to becoming my most authentic self" is overlaid.

 

Lindsay July 11 2016
Image of a vast, deep canyon carved into orange rock. The rock stretches flat into the distance under a bright blue sky. Far below a blue-green river winds in u-shape around a large rock formation. "I'm not sorry that my friends and family take priority over dating" is overlaid.

 

Sammy July 8 2016
Image of a decorative metal door with a stairway behind it. To the right of the door tall flowers bloom in a brick planter. "I'm not sorry for going 'topless' even though my scars make you feel uncomfortable. They make me feel empowered" is overlaid.

 
Sam July 8 2016 Image of an elevated train track stretching into the distance between two walls of glass doors. The foreground is in shadow; in the distance the track stretches into sunshine. "I'm not sorry I said 'no' when you said you were entitled to my body" is overlaid.

Sam July 8 2016
Image of an elevated train track stretching into the distance between two walls of glass doors. The foreground is in shadow; in the distance the track stretches into sunshine. "I'm not sorry I said 'no' when you said you were entitled to my body" is overlaid.

 
Matt July 6 2016 Image of a mural of a colorful and fierce two headed eagle with its mouths open.  "I am not sorry for deconstructing whiteness" is overlaid.

Matt July 6 2016
Image of a mural of a colorful and fierce two headed eagle with its mouths open.  "I am not sorry for deconstructing whiteness" is overlaid.

I am not sorry for asking more questions when necessary
I am not sorry for deconstructing whiteness
I am not sorry for allowing my dreams to guide my actions
— Matt
 
Anonymous July 6 2016 Image of a lake at sunset. A narrow dock stretches out into the water and a fence reaches partway along the dock. The sky is a spectrum of blue to orange, to pink, to purple, and a fluffy cloud is lit up and colored by the setting sun. "I'm not sorry that sometimes I can't explain my sadness" is overlaid.

Anonymous July 6 2016
Image of a lake at sunset. A narrow dock stretches out into the water and a fence reaches partway along the dock. The sky is a spectrum of blue to orange, to pink, to purple, and a fluffy cloud is lit up and colored by the setting sun. "I'm not sorry that sometimes I can't explain my sadness" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous July 1 2016 Image of power lines crisscrossing over bright blue sky. A large, shiny silver balloon floats in the upper left hand corner of the frame. "I'm not sorry I let the sex be all about me" is overlaid.

Anonymous July 1 2016
Image of power lines crisscrossing over bright blue sky. A large, shiny silver balloon floats in the upper left hand corner of the frame. "I'm not sorry I let the sex be all about me" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous July 1 2016
Image of many avocados sitting on a wooden cutting board, split in half and pitted with their green centers facing up. "I'm not sorry I think your music taste is terrible" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous June 28 2016
Image of two joined gravestones in a sparsely settled cemetery. The stones read 'father' and 'mother'. "I'm not sorry that my sense of privacy is a foreign concept to you" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous July 4 2016 Image of lots of colorful, whole fruits displayed at a market stall. "I'm not sorry that I don't give a shit about holidays" is overlaid.

Anonymous July 4 2016
Image of lots of colorful, whole fruits displayed at a market stall. "I'm not sorry that I don't give a shit about holidays" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that I don’t give a shit about holidays. Scheduled celebrations, as well as the things that we’re told we’re supposed to “celebrate” (colonialism? Genocide?) make me deeply uncomfortable. I don’t care if you think I’m “not fun” or “too serious/PC/self-righteous.” I love to celebrate people, nature and seasonal changes, life changes, days off, accomplishments, and human relationship, and I feel perfectly comfortable with that. I’m not sorry if my choices make you uncomfortable or if you get frustrated that they make you call into question why you do what you do.
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous July 1 2016
Image shot from above of several people sitting on a brightly colored blanket eating slices of pie from open white styrofoam containers. "I'm not sorry I had sex with you on the first date" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous June 24 2016 Image of spiky, blue-green agave plants shot from the ground level. "I'm not sorry that I ghosted somebody" is overlaid.

Anonymous June 24 2016
Image of spiky, blue-green agave plants shot from the ground level. "I'm not sorry that I ghosted somebody" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous June 24 2016 Image of a sandy beach and a dock stretching outward. An almost indistinguishable line separates the light water from the sky with clouds and streaks of white. Tall grass foregrounds the picture. "I'm not sorry that I've learned to own my power or that I expect you to do the same" is overlaid.

Anonymous June 24 2016
Image of a sandy beach and a dock stretching outward. An almost indistinguishable line separates the light water from the sky with clouds and streaks of white. Tall grass foregrounds the picture. "I'm not sorry that I've learned to own my power or that I expect you to do the same" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that I’ve learned to own my power or that I expect you to do the same. I’ve worked damn hard to own my power, my needs and my worth. I won’t apologize because it makes you uncomfortable that I’m willing to take up space. Getting to live as my fullest, biggest, most actualized self does not limit your ability to do the same. Let’s be expansive and powerful together.
— Anonymous
 

Liz June 26 2016
Image of five shelves of tightly packed, brightly colored glassware (dishes, cups, plates). "I'm not sorry for bringing up the fact that you glossed over my histories" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry
For taking up space
As a brown, queer, disabled, Asian woman

I’m not sorry
For bringing up the fact
That you glossed over my histories

That you might have
A paragraph in a book
Of many pages

That you might have
The words Asian American
In a sentence of many sentences

That you might have
Gay and lesbian
But proceed to write in hetero-normative ways

I’m not sorry
To still count
Which bodies I see in a room

Because that is what makes me
Feel a little bit safer
Even though I know it’s not everything

I’m not sorry
For my mental health disability
Because it shows me how able-ist society is

I’m not sorry
For distancing myself from
Family members who are racist and homophobic

That they still hug and smile
At you during family gatherings
But deep down, I know them

I’m not sorry
To remind other Asian Americans
That adoptees are part of the community

That not knowing the language
Or being able to use chopsticks
Is just a part of being Asian

I’m not sorry
For still wanting Argyle to be
Viet-centered, because that’s where I found

Home.
— Liz
 

Anonymous June 25 2016
Image of two rows of four shards of pottery laid out on flaking wooden slats. Some of the pieces are have geometric shapes or lines etched into them. Other pieces are painted with black and white designs. Above the rows of pottery a small yellow flower is laid out. "I'm not sorry I gave your book a bad review" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry I gave your book a bad review. I could die happy if I never read another book written by a mediocre privileged author trying to make money by exploiting other people’s real-life struggles. STAY IN YOUR LANE, MY BRETHREN.
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous June 24 2016
Image of two large plastic baskets filled with strawberries. The baskets sit on bright green grass, which stretches into the distance. The sky in the background is bright blue. "I'm not sorry for choosing not to be out in spaces that are not safe" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for choosing not to be out in spaces that are not safe. I am not “hiding” or “lying” or “denying myself” — I am working within the system that the heteropatriarchy has created in order to protect myself and best work toward my own goals.
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous June 27 2016
Image of two ceramic tiled sinks, shot from above. The tiles between the sinks are painted with green square patterns. The sinks are patterned with green birds. "I'm not sorry for publicly displaying affection" is overlaid.

 
Julie Ann May 26 2016 Image of a busy street taken from above. Pedestrians cross the street, and two large red buses pass one another in the intersection. "I'm not sorry that I'm not sure if I want to have kids" is overlaid.

Julie Ann May 26 2016
Image of a busy street taken from above. Pedestrians cross the street, and two large red buses pass one another in the intersection. "I'm not sorry that I'm not sure if I want to have kids" is overlaid.

Marielle June 19 2016 Archways on two levels prominently surround a courtyard area, and church steeples top the building. Against a blue sky with a few clouds, "I'm not sorry for posting political posts and petitions on Facebook" is overlaid.

Marielle June 19 2016
Archways on two levels prominently surround a courtyard area, and church steeples top the building. Against a blue sky with a few clouds, "I'm not sorry for posting political posts and petitions on Facebook" is overlaid.

Anonymous June 19 2016 Image of two large clay pots with smaller mini-pots on the sides of them. Succulents grow out of all of the various nooks of the clay pots. "I'm not sorry I don't believe your prayers are enough" is overlaid.

Anonymous June 19 2016
Image of two large clay pots with smaller mini-pots on the sides of them. Succulents grow out of all of the various nooks of the clay pots. "I'm not sorry I don't believe your prayers are enough" is overlaid.

In the wake of the Orlando attacks, I’ve gotten increasingly frustrated with people whose ‘allyship’ starts and ends with prayer. I’m not sorry I don’t believe your prayers are enough. There are tons of articles out right now about tangible things you can do to support us and make a difference (go read those articles—I’m not going to recap here), so if you don’t know how, you really have no excuse. Start fiercely supporting people in your life.
— Anonymous
Anonymous June 17 2016 Image of a garden with a wide variety of plants. Notably, in the bottom left of the image are agave plants, and in the center there are organ cacti lined up to form a "fence." The trees in the bottom right corner have pink flowers, and there is a backdrop of blue mountains against a blue sky with cumulus clouds. "I'm not sorry I don't want to have sex every time you do" is overlaid.

Anonymous June 17 2016
Image of a garden with a wide variety of plants. Notably, in the bottom left of the image are agave plants, and in the center there are organ cacti lined up to form a "fence." The trees in the bottom right corner have pink flowers, and there is a backdrop of blue mountains against a blue sky with cumulus clouds. "I'm not sorry I don't want to have sex every time you do" is overlaid.

Julie Ann June 2 2016 Image of a brightly painted child-sized table. Flowers are painted on the table and the four small chairs that sit around it. There are shelves of books surrounding the table and a slate-blue stone floor.  "I'm not sorry for choosing to eliminate toxic people from my life" is overlaid.

Julie Ann June 2 2016
Image of a brightly painted child-sized table. Flowers are painted on the table and the four small chairs that sit around it. There are shelves of books surrounding the table and a slate-blue stone floor.  "I'm not sorry for choosing to eliminate toxic people from my life" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for choosing to eliminate toxic people from my life. There is only so much room, and if you’re not adding value, I don’t have time for your drama.
— Julie Ann
Anonymous April 22 2016 Image of a painted concrete wall and arched doorway. The door is painted in arcs of purple, light blue, and gold. To the right of the door is a painted cactus in front of a red splotch that spills over to the other side of the door. "I'm not sorry for speaking up about Internet bullies" is overlaid.

Anonymous April 22 2016
Image of a painted concrete wall and arched doorway. The door is painted in arcs of purple, light blue, and gold. To the right of the door is a painted cactus in front of a red splotch that spills over to the other side of the door. "I'm not sorry for speaking up about Internet bullies" is overlaid.

Anonymous June 11 2016 Image of a cathedral lit up by footlights at night. Children play in an open concrete area in front of the cathedral, and the dark blue sky rests over an outline of mountains with tiny lights. "I'm not sorry that I would drop everything to spend time with you" is overlaid.

Anonymous June 11 2016
Image of a cathedral lit up by footlights at night. Children play in an open concrete area in front of the cathedral, and the dark blue sky rests over an outline of mountains with tiny lights. "I'm not sorry that I would drop everything to spend time with you" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous June 12 2016
Image of a garden bed filled with leafy green plants at the edge of a slate walkway. To the right of the frame, a grey cat bathes itself. Behind the bed, purple mountains rise in the distance against a twilight sky. One particularly large, snow-dotted mountain is in the far distance. "I'm not sorry for asking for privacy when you act entitled to my space under the guise of 'intimacy'" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous June 12 2016
Image of five brightly colored hot air balloons rising against a bright blue sky. "I'm not sorry for your sadness and anger- those are yours. I'm not sorry that I'm happy" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry I met a generous partner right as you were breaking up with me. I’m not sorry for your sadness and anger - those are yours. I’m not sorry that I’m happy.
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous June 11 2016
Image of three bright green leaves of a banana plant against a white wall. The middle leaf sticks straight up and catches a bright shaft of sunlight, which also illuminates and bounces off of a row of jewelry that hangs from a wooden bar above the plant. The jewelry and the leaves cast intricate shadows across the wall. "I'm not sorry for being in love with someone nine years older than me" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous June 12 2016
Image of a sunset over a dune. The sky ranges from purple to yellow, and the setting sun is in the very middle of the frame. A white pickup truck with the back open is parked to the left of the frame. "I'm not sorry I have naked pictures of myself on the internet" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous June 6 2016
Image of the edge of the water on a beach. There are many footprints in the sand leading down to the water, which is greenish-blue and dotted with small waves. A hand-carved wooden canoe sits at the edge of the sand to the right of the frame. "I'm not sorry for choosing to be happy" is overlaid.

 

Kristen June 7 2016
Image of a large greenhouse filled with cacti. It is nighttime. The cacti are illuminated by multiple colorful lights, and they cast shadows on each other. "I'm not sorry your sexist joke wasn't funny. And I'm not sorry I didn't laugh at it" is overlaid.

 

Sammy April 27 2016
Image, shot from above, of the corner of a blue couch with two navy blue pillows on it. The pillows are printed with images in white. Next to the couch is a small brown table with several books on it. There is a bright oriental rug on the floor with reds and navy blues in it. The edge of a silver radiator is at the top right of the image. A bright shaft of sunlight falls across the wooden floor and onto the rug. "I'm not sorry for asking you to use the right pronouns... even if you think it makes me selfish" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous June 7 2016
Image of a white stone statue of two people embracing. Next to the statue sits a large pot with a viney, flowering plant growing out of it. Behind the pot and statue the tapered ceiling of a large greenhouse is visible, and tropical looking plants peek out. "I'm not sorry for having my shit together and reaping the benefits" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for having my shit together and reaping the benefits.

I’m not sorry for having a fantastic time sleeping with new people while you’re still holding on to the shell of our relationship.
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous May 30 2016
Image of a late model blue LandCruiser parked in front of a row of brick apartment buildings. I'm not sorry for dropping a volunteer gig that wasn't nourishing my spirit" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous June 1 2016
Image of various bathing suits clipped to a clothesline with yellow clothespins. A beach bordered by trees is in the background; directly behind the bathing suits is an expanse of blue-green water. "I'm not sorry I didn't cave when you aggressively tried to make your point" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for saying, “I don’t love you anymore”

and I’m not sorry I didn’t cave when you aggressively tried to make your point.

Escaping your clutches was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous June 1 2016
Image of the outside of a white brick building. A dilapidated screen door and two windows with scraggly blinds are in the middle of the frame. "I'm not sorry I looked in the mirror, saw the ugly things, fell apart, made a plan, and put a better me back together again" is overlaid.
 

I’m not sorry I chose a more personable, more experienced employee for the promotion you were expecting. Showing up to work has it’s benefits.

I’m not sorry I don’t participate in your self victimization.

I’m not sorry I looked in the mirror, saw the ugly things, fell apart, made a plan, and put a better me back together again
— Anonymous
 
Anonymous April 26 2016 Image of a pond with lily pads and water plants in the sunlight. Trees are reflected in the water. "I'm not sorry that I made you feel guilty for doing a bad thing" is overlaid.

Anonymous April 26 2016
Image of a pond with lily pads and water plants in the sunlight. Trees are reflected in the water. "I'm not sorry that I made you feel guilty for doing a bad thing" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous April 29 2016 Image of vibrant roses with pink petals that fade into orange, which fade into yellow. The flowers are against a wooden fence, and "I'm not sorry that I buy expensive shoes" is overlaid.

Anonymous April 29 2016
Image of vibrant roses with pink petals that fade into orange, which fade into yellow. The flowers are against a wooden fence, and "I'm not sorry that I buy expensive shoes" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous May 23 2016 Image of a large field on a farm, with a big red barn to the left of the image and a house and trees in the background of the picture. "I'm not sorry for staying in bed days and days in a row, doing nothing, being unkind to myself, receding" is overlaid.

Anonymous May 23 2016
Image of a large field on a farm, with a big red barn to the left of the image and a house and trees in the background of the picture. "I'm not sorry for staying in bed days and days in a row, doing nothing, being unkind to myself, receding" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for not knowing how to handle you.

I’m not sorry for staying in bed days and days in a row, doing nothing, being unkind to myself, receding.

Don’t be sorry for doing what you needed to do, however extreme it seemed to me. I’m not sorry anymore that I got angry at you for it.
— Anonymous
 
Anonymous May 22 2016 Image of a log cabin-style house with white doors and one rectangular window and one semi-circle window. The house is among trees, and a ladder is leaning against the side.  "I'm not sorry that my life does not revolve around your children" is overlaid.

Anonymous May 22 2016
Image of a log cabin-style house with white doors and one rectangular window and one semi-circle window. The house is among trees, and a ladder is leaning against the side.  "I'm not sorry that my life does not revolve around your children" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous May 26 2016
Image of rolling green hills with residential areas tucked into the hillside, shot from the window of a small plan. The wing of the plane borders the image to left. The sky is bright blue with a few small clouds. "I'm not sorry that I need a significant amount of alone time in order to be the friend/sister/partner/colleague you want me to be" is overlaid.

 

Julie Ann May 26 2016
Image of a wide blue-green pool bordered by cement walkways, and sloping grassy hills. People dot the grass and some  are swimming in the distance. "I'm not sorry for ignoring my work email while on vacation. Or on weekends. Or after hours." is overlaid. 

 
Anonymous May 25 2016 Black-and-white image of a square wooden table, surrounded by four unmatching chairs on the grassy strip between the sidewalk and the street. There is a plate, a rock, and a flower on the table. "I'm not sorry that I'm a sorry that I'm a social worker, not a fucking angel" is overlaid.

Anonymous May 25 2016
Black-and-white image of a square wooden table, surrounded by four unmatching chairs on the grassy strip between the sidewalk and the street. There is a plate, a rock, and a flower on the table. "I'm not sorry that I'm a sorry that I'm a social worker, not a fucking angel" is overlaid.

I work in social services, and I’m not sorry for talking about the shitty parts of my work. I’m not sorry for calling attention to the fact that much of my work is emotional labor that our patriarchal society has passed the buck on. I love my clients but I hate the systems that brought us together, that continue to impoverish and devalue so many people because of their race, class, sexuality, or gender identity- and I’m not sorry for the deep resentment I feel about that. I’m not sorry that some days that’s the feeling I start and end the day with. I’m not sorry that I’m a social worker, not a fucking angel.
— Anonymous
 
Anonymous May 25 2016 Image of lush ferns and trees surrounding a narrow pond. Plants are reflected in the rippled water, and a light green bed of soft moss foregrounds the picture. "I'm not sorry that I gave you a second chance, and I'm not sorry that I would give you a third" is overlaid.

Anonymous May 25 2016
Image of lush ferns and trees surrounding a narrow pond. Plants are reflected in the rippled water, and a light green bed of soft moss foregrounds the picture. "I'm not sorry that I gave you a second chance, and I'm not sorry that I would give you a third" is overlaid.

 
May 22 2016 Close-up image taken from ground-level of small mushrooms and fungi in the grass against a tree trunk. "I'm not sorry that I'm bad at small talk" is overlaid.

May 22 2016
Close-up image taken from ground-level of small mushrooms and fungi in the grass against a tree trunk. "I'm not sorry that I'm bad at small talk" is overlaid.

Anonymous May 19 2016
Image of bare trees just beginning to grow new leaves. The ground beneath them is also starting to get green again. "I'm not sorry I've been in love with your girlfriend since before you even met her" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous May 12 2016
Image of a large, curved metal sculpture which is in shadow in front of several large city buildings. The sky is bright blue with some diffuse clouds behind it. "I'm not sorry for telling people within the community we share my story of how you gaslit me" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous May 15 2016
Image of a large glassed-in room. The ceiling is overlaid with red and blue plastic pieces in a geometric pattern. The sides of the room are lined with blooming flowers and green plants. There is a bench in the far back middle of the image with someone sitting on it. "I'm not sorry that I listen to gossip. It's how I've been forewarned of abusers and predators in places they're tolerated" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous April 26 2016 Image of the top of a tree with white flowers against a blue sky. "I'm not sorry for not working out" is overlaid.

Anonymous April 26 2016
Image of the top of a tree with white flowers against a blue sky. "I'm not sorry for not working out" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous May 15 2016
Image of two white wicker chairs in front of a low stone wall. The wall borders a blossoming garden and behind the garden bed a pile of wood is stacked. "I'm not sorry your son is more comfortable with my family than yours" is overlaid.

Nino May 16 2016
Image of several items laid out on a wooden floor, shot from above: a colorful woven blanket, a large silver thermos, two small etched pots, a metal cooking spoon and a metal pitcher. A small gray cat sits to the right of the object, looking up at the camera. "I'm not osrry I told the media how terribly my job treated its workers" is overlaid.
 

 
Anonymous May 2 2016 Image of a magnolia tree in bloom in front of a slate-colored house. "I'm not sorry for refusing to be your backup flirtation" is overlaid.

Anonymous May 2 2016
Image of a magnolia tree in bloom in front of a slate-colored house. "I'm not sorry for refusing to be your backup flirtation" is overlaid.

 
Tiffany May 9 2016 Image of a city lakefront. The lake's blue waves take up much of the picture, and the city is in behind it against an orange and pink sky at sunset. "I'm not sorry that I wanted to be your lover... not your friend" is overlaid.

Tiffany May 9 2016
Image of a city lakefront. The lake's blue waves take up much of the picture, and the city is in behind it against an orange and pink sky at sunset. "I'm not sorry that I wanted to be your lover... not your friend" is overlaid.

Sara May 6 2016
Image of a bed of tulips along the edge of a brick house. The tulips are a mix of purple. lavender, yellow, pink, red, and white. "I'm not sorry for the scent that my armpits sometimes emit" is overlaid.

 
Olivia May 1 2016 Image of a rocky mountainside, with evergreen trees and other plants. Slate-colored rock foregrounds the image, and "I'm not sorry that I'm great at self-care, and I'm not sorry if you think I'm selfish for it!" is overlaid.

Olivia May 1 2016
Image of a rocky mountainside, with evergreen trees and other plants. Slate-colored rock foregrounds the image, and "I'm not sorry that I'm great at self-care, and I'm not sorry if you think I'm selfish for it!" is overlaid.

 
Sarah April 26 2016 Grass and tree roots foreground an image of evergreen trees that overlook a lake. There is a heart-shaped rock or root at the base of one of the trees. "I'm not sorry that I don't want to be married ina a patriarchal culture and be subservient to a man" is overlaid.

Sarah April 26 2016
Grass and tree roots foreground an image of evergreen trees that overlook a lake. There is a heart-shaped rock or root at the base of one of the trees. "I'm not sorry that I don't want to be married ina a patriarchal culture and be subservient to a man" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous April 26 2016 Close-up image of fresh vegetables. Light orange carrots lay in the top left corner, and purple artichokes spill out from beneath them. The greens of carrot tops are tucked into the bottom left corner.  "I'm not sorry that I am in love with a married woman" is overlaid.

Anonymous April 26 2016
Close-up image of fresh vegetables. Light orange carrots lay in the top left corner, and purple artichokes spill out from beneath them. The greens of carrot tops are tucked into the bottom left corner.  "I'm not sorry that I am in love with a married woman" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous May 6 2016 Close-up image of a cluster of purple and pink flowers, some not fully open, clinging to the branches of heart-shaped green leaves. Other trees, not fully in focus, surround it. "I'm not sorry for choosing my child's well-being over my career" is overlaid.

Anonymous May 6 2016
Close-up image of a cluster of purple and pink flowers, some not fully open, clinging to the branches of heart-shaped green leaves. Other trees, not fully in focus, surround it. "I'm not sorry for choosing my child's well-being over my career" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for being a stay at home mom. I’m not sorry for protecting my child from the physical and sexual abuse my sister and I suffered in day care. I’m not sorry for choosing my child’s well being over my career. I’m not sorry I live in a cramped apartment so I can use one income to cover the expense of three people. I am sometimes sad that people see me as lazy or entitled because of my choices, but I will never be sorry.
— Anonymous
 
Anonymous April 26 2016 Image of a field in autumn with golden tall grass and trees with warm-colored leaves beside it and in the distance. "I'm not sorry that I overslept. Again" is overlaid.

Anonymous April 26 2016
Image of a field in autumn with golden tall grass and trees with warm-colored leaves beside it and in the distance. "I'm not sorry that I overslept. Again" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous April 27 2016 Close-up image of dark green leaves with yellow edges on branches with yellow berries in bunches.  "I'm not sorry for having high standards" is overlaid.

Anonymous April 27 2016
Close-up image of dark green leaves with yellow edges on branches with yellow berries in bunches.  "I'm not sorry for having high standards" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous April 25 2016 Image of a round stone tower against a blue sky. There is an arch of a doorway in the front of the tower, but the door is closed off. Faintly, "Let down your hair" is graffitied onto the door. There are trees behind the tower, and houses. "I'm not sorry for continuing to challenge your assumptions about me" is overlaid.

Anonymous April 25 2016
Image of a round stone tower against a blue sky. There is an arch of a doorway in the front of the tower, but the door is closed off. Faintly, "Let down your hair" is graffitied onto the door. There are trees behind the tower, and houses. "I'm not sorry for continuing to challenge your assumptions about me" is overlaid.

 
Sarah April 26 2016 Image of a field of daffodils, the front row of which are showing their bright spring faces. There's a red brick building in the background. "I'm not sorry that I wear tank tops and short shorts while being overweight" is overlaid.

Sarah April 26 2016
Image of a field of daffodils, the front row of which are showing their bright spring faces. There's a red brick building in the background. "I'm not sorry that I wear tank tops and short shorts while being overweight" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous April 27 2016 Image of the front of a red house. A broken white wooden bench is discarded among a tall pile of sticks and logs in the right side of the image. The ground is a blanket of dead leaves. "I'm not sorry I can't let things go" is overlaid.

Anonymous April 27 2016
Image of the front of a red house. A broken white wooden bench is discarded among a tall pile of sticks and logs in the right side of the image. The ground is a blanket of dead leaves. "I'm not sorry I can't let things go" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous April 29 2016
Image of an old grey Dodge pickup truck parked outside a single-story home. There are spiky trees and bushes visible behind the truck, and the pavement underneath it is bleached by the sun. "I'm not sorry for not being 'recovered' from my trauma, or for still being angry at the people and institutions that wounded me" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous April 28 2016
Image of several flats of small succulents and cacti, photographed from directly above. "I'm not sorry that I sit down to pee in the men's bathroom" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous April 26 2016 Image of a densely fern-ed and mossy area. Many shades of green and shapes of leaves overlap and surround a small mossy cave-like formation.  "I'm not sorry for having opinions that shake the roots of your establishment" is overlaid.

Anonymous April 26 2016
Image of a densely fern-ed and mossy area. Many shades of green and shapes of leaves overlap and surround a small mossy cave-like formation.  "I'm not sorry for having opinions that shake the roots of your establishment" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous April 26 2016 Image of a grassy area with short grass foregrounding the picture and tall grass in back. There is a wooden stake with a wooden arrow on top where "POWER" is written in green. There's a small cabin in the background and a tent behind it. "I'm not sorry that I keep calling out your fatphobia" is overlaid.

Anonymous April 26 2016
Image of a grassy area with short grass foregrounding the picture and tall grass in back. There is a wooden stake with a wooden arrow on top where "POWER" is written in green. There's a small cabin in the background and a tent behind it. "I'm not sorry that I keep calling out your fatphobia" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous April 26 2016 Image of a dark green evergreen with snow sprinkled on it. A few purple and pink flowers rest on top. "I'm not sorry for the resentment, rage, and pain you've awakened in me... I've decided to be grateful for it. It can breed empathy and strength..." is overlaid.

Anonymous April 26 2016
Image of a dark green evergreen with snow sprinkled on it. A few purple and pink flowers rest on top. "I'm not sorry for the resentment, rage, and pain you've awakened in me... I've decided to be grateful for it. It can breed empathy and strength..." is overlaid.

 

Anonymous April 25 2016
Black and white image of a crumbling stone/mud dwelling built into the side of a rockface. "I'm not sorry that I command attention when I walk into a room" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for my sexiness. I’m not sorry that I command attention when I walk into a room. I’m not sorry that I feel just as sexy in baggy jeans and a button-up as I do in tight pants and a crop top. I’m not sorry if that’s confusing, or if it makes me hard to categorize
— Anonymous
 
Anonymous April 20 2016 Image of a dressing room with an armed chair in front of each mirror. There is a bright light over each space, and a wood table ledge with peeling yellow paint stretching across. "I'm not sorry that when I set boundaries I expect you to respect them" is overlaid.

Anonymous April 20 2016
Image of a dressing room with an armed chair in front of each mirror. There is a bright light over each space, and a wood table ledge with peeling yellow paint stretching across. "I'm not sorry that when I set boundaries I expect you to respect them" is overlaid.

 
Forestcatsisters March 18 2016 Image of a castle at sunset.  The castle and the trees around it are in silhouette, and the sky and clouds are orange, purple, and pink behind it. "I'm not sorry I want the world to be kind" is overlaid.

Forestcatsisters March 18 2016
Image of a castle at sunset.  The castle and the trees around it are in silhouette, and the sky and clouds are orange, purple, and pink behind it. "I'm not sorry I want the world to be kind" is overlaid.

Anonymous April 20 2016
Image of the shoreline of a beach. The sun shines brightly from the righthand corner of the frame and illuminates the edge of the water, but the rest of the sky is dominated by dark gray clouds rolling in over the ocean. A small sliver of blue sky is reflected in the water that touches the sand. "I'm not sorry for still being depressed a year later" is overlaid.

 
Mel April 18 2016 Image of tropical plants of various types, mostly green. A plant with tall yellow flowers and one with magenta and black-streaked leaves foreground the image.  "I'm not sorry for being honest and telling you each time you hurt me" is overlaid.

Mel April 18 2016
Image of tropical plants of various types, mostly green. A plant with tall yellow flowers and one with magenta and black-streaked leaves foreground the image.  "I'm not sorry for being honest and telling you each time you hurt me" is overlaid.

 
msmames April 16 2016 Image of a table strewn with greeting cards, envelopes, scissors, a cup of tea. One card is open to the greeting, and it seems as though someone has just stepped away from the task of writing. "I'm not sorry I broke up with someone that you liked" is overlaid.

msmames April 16 2016
Image of a table strewn with greeting cards, envelopes, scissors, a cup of tea. One card is open to the greeting, and it seems as though someone has just stepped away from the task of writing. "I'm not sorry I broke up with someone that you liked" is overlaid.

 

msmames April 16 2016
Underwater image of blue-green water. The light from above casts shadows and bright spots on the sandy sea floor. "I'm not sorry for falling in love with a refugee when I was his case manager. We love each other. Deal with it" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous April 11 2016
Image of a large woodpile, carefully stacked in a crosshatch pattern. The light on the wood is golden and warm. "I'm not sorry my parents paid for college. I'm not sorry I don't have student loans" is overlaid.

 

Laura April 15 2016
Image of a peach pie with a latticed crust set on a blue and white checked cloth on a small red table. The image is shot from above. The table is on a navy blue rug with white and red designs on it. "I'm not sorry I kept my own name" is overlaid.

 

Blake April 11 2016
Image of several strings of fairy lights strung from the branches of a large tree down to the fence that surrounds a patio. The sky is bright blue and the sun hits a yellow umbrella on the patio. A wooden house loom over the umbrella and some spiky plants. "I'm not sorry that I finished the half gallon of ice cream. It was SO good" is overlaid.

 

Nora March 10 2016
Image of a crack in the sidewalk which has been filled with melting blue ice cream.The clear plastic cup which once held the ice cream now sits empty in the blue puddle. A pair of feet in black shoes are to the left of the blue crack. "Even though I told you I was, I'm not sorry that I reported you for sexually assaulting me."  

 
Erin April 12 2016 Image of an indoor garden. Pink and purple flowering trees and bushes surround a red door, which stands unattached to any structure. "I am not sorry that the scars on my wrists make you uncomfortable" is overlaid.

Erin April 12 2016
Image of an indoor garden. Pink and purple flowering trees and bushes surround a red door, which stands unattached to any structure. "I am not sorry that the scars on my wrists make you uncomfortable" is overlaid.

 
Sara April 12 2016 Image of a pond with lily pads and a variety of plants and flowers surrounding it. A stone statue of a body sitting contemplatively emerges from the middle of the pond. "I am not sorry for my softness" is overlaid.

Sara April 12 2016
Image of a pond with lily pads and a variety of plants and flowers surrounding it. A stone statue of a body sitting contemplatively emerges from the middle of the pond. "I am not sorry for my softness" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous March 9 2016 Image of a majestic house, painted with images of fairies and owls and dragons among colorful mountains. "I'm not sorry that every piece of my dress up clothing is a button down shirt with the sleeves cut off" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 9 2016
Image of a majestic house, painted with images of fairies and owls and dragons among colorful mountains. "I'm not sorry that every piece of my dress up clothing is a button down shirt with the sleeves cut off" is overlaid.

 

Silvia March 29 2016
Image of a narrow wooden dock leading down to a small thatched hut where a small boat, in shadow, is docked. Beyond the hut three larger boats with tall masts are visible. The sky and water are bright blue. "I'm not sorry for fighting back" is overlaid.

 

Ezra Marie March 29 2016
Image of a white pickup truck with two kayaks strapped to a rack on the top. Behind the truck is a wide blue lake, and beyond that are several gray rock formations. "I'm not sorry for falling in love with you faster than society said I should" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for being in love with you. I’m not sorry for falling in love with you faster than society said I should.
— Ezra Marie
 

Anonymous March 29 2016
Image of many large, industrial fans in various stages of disrepair and jumbled closely together. "I'm not sorry for being a yoga teacher that eats fried chicken for lunch" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that I’m an idealist. I’m not sorry for rejecting the narrative that there isn’t enough room for me in the world. I’m not sorry for being a yoga teacher that eats fried chicken for lunch.
— Anonymous
 
Anonymous March 29 2016 Image of a waterfall with lush trees, moss, and plants of many shades of green surrounding it. Water falls into a rocky pool at the bottom. "I'm not sorry that I change my mind. I'm not sorry that I contradict myself sometimes. And I'm not sorry that it confuses you" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 29 2016
Image of a waterfall with lush trees, moss, and plants of many shades of green surrounding it. Water falls into a rocky pool at the bottom. "I'm not sorry that I change my mind. I'm not sorry that I contradict myself sometimes. And I'm not sorry that it confuses you" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that I change my mind. I’m not sorry that I contradict myself sometimes. And I’m not sorry that it confuses you. No, it doesn’t make me a hypocrite or a tricky woman or someone who wants to hurt you. It makes me honest. I’m not sorry that that’s complicated.
— Anonymous
Anonymous March 26 2016 Image of a beach on a sunny day. The turquoise-blue sea is calm against a sandy shore, and people sit and walk in groups along the sand. A nearby group has an umbrella with images of the Mona Lisa facing outward. "I'm not sorry for being vain" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 26 2016
Image of a beach on a sunny day. The turquoise-blue sea is calm against a sandy shore, and people sit and walk in groups along the sand. A nearby group has an umbrella with images of the Mona Lisa facing outward. "I'm not sorry for being vain" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 28 2016
Image of a narrow wooden dock extending out into a bay. To the right of the image the porch of a low building is visible. The railing of the porch is made up of intricate wooden designs. Two small dinghies are tied to the dock. "I'm not sorry for being politically engaged during an election cycle that is literally the most important election of our lifetimes" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for being politically engaged during an election cycle that is literally the most important election of our lifetimes, and I’m not sorry for being aware of the greater problems of oppression in our world and actively speaking about them.
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous March 25 2016
Image of colorful buildings that jut up against one another at the edge of the water, as seen from the water. Several boats are moored at docks in front of the buildings. The water is steely blue and the sky above the buildings is full of grey clouds.

I recently lost my father after years of battling a debilitating illness. I have received such an outpouring of love and text messages and Facebook messages and voicemails...it is very nice to have support. I just don’t want to feel guilty when I don’t respond. It can be very taxing to explain the process of my dad dying over and over again. It should be unnecessary to make up an excuse just to make it sound better. I have to do what is right for me right now, and just because I have a cell phone doesn’t mean I have to answer it when I am not feeling up to it. I am not sorry for pretending to ignore my phone when you call me.
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous March 8 2016
Image of a restaurant table seen from above.  Many plates of food are on the table, including several bamboo steamers filled with buns. Several small cups and a pot of tea are also on the table, as well as a few clear plastic water glasses. The hands of two people using chopsticks are in the image. "I'm not sorry that we broke up. I'm sorry that it took so long, and that you initiated it" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous March 7 2016 Image of a field of tall golden grass in autumn. A small tree with yellow and orange leaves foregrounds the photo, and taller trees are in the background. "I'm not sorry for having an abortion, even though you didn't want me to" is overlaid. 

Anonymous March 7 2016
Image of a field of tall golden grass in autumn. A small tree with yellow and orange leaves foregrounds the photo, and taller trees are in the background. "I'm not sorry for having an abortion, even though you didn't want me to" is overlaid. 

 

Caroline March 24 2016
Slightly blurry image of a long hallway. There are several moving walkways running down the middle of the hallway, each with a few people on it. Rainbow colored lights span the length of the ceiling and are reflected in glass panels along the walls. "I'm not sorry that I'm funnier than you" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous March 15 2016
Image of a wide, placid bay. The sky above is bright blue and studded with clouds, which are reflected in the glassy surface of the water. "I'm not sorry for skipping church, every week, for the past four months, and I'm not sorry that I'm not coming back" is overlaid.

 

Tania March 9 2016
Image of a city park filled with many groups of people sitting and lying on the grass. The city skyline is visible in the distance. The sky is light blue and cloudless, and the sun shines brightly. "I'm not sorry for giving up on trying to be your friend" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous March 22 2016
Image of many small bright blue rocks and bright green moss, separated by a flat grey, rectangular stone. "I'm not sorry that my recovery has taken longer than you thought it would" is overlaid.

 

Johnpaul March 20 2016
Image of a forested island from the perspective of a boat on the water. There is a small hut with a thatched roof at the edge of the water to the far right of the photo. "I'm not sorry I fell in love with you. It's who I am. I love." is overlaid.

I’m not sorry I fell in love with you. It’s who I am. I love. I love you and I love others. And I don’t want to stop loving...because the world needs lovers...and my heart won’t change. And I won’t let my heart be hardened just because I love the wrong way or the wrong person or the wrong time. And I’m not sorry my heart is once again broken...because a lover’s heart is made to break and lovers can handle a thousand. And I’ll keep loving you and I’ll keep loving others. I was made this way.

And I’m not sorry.
— Johnpaul
 
Julie Ann March 19 2016 Image of an old blue dodge pickup truck parked on the grass in front of a wooden shed and the woods. "I'm not sorry for going to bed at 7:30 on a Friday" is overlaid.

Julie Ann March 19 2016
Image of an old blue dodge pickup truck parked on the grass in front of a wooden shed and the woods. "I'm not sorry for going to bed at 7:30 on a Friday" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for going to bed at 7:30 on a Friday, because I had a long week and was tired.
— Julie Ann
 
Anonymous March 17 2016 Image of evergreen trees in a forest. It's foggy and most of the treetops are beyond the frame of the photo. "I'm not sorry for asking you to use my correct pronouns" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 17 2016
Image of evergreen trees in a forest. It's foggy and most of the treetops are beyond the frame of the photo. "I'm not sorry for asking you to use my correct pronouns" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous March 12 2016.
Image, shot from below, of a three-story yellow brick apartment building. The sky is bright blue and sun and shadow dapple the building. "I am not sorry that I wanted more. I am not sorry that I wanted more from you than that" is overlaid.

 

Sonya Lea March 20 2016
Image of a stage set, lit up but empty of actors. In the foreground, at the top of the image, hangs a clothesline full of white and brown clothes. The set is split level and shows the interior of a modest home- a kitchen with a large dining table and a small sitting room. Around the edge of the stage several rows of audience members are visible. "I'm not sorry that I wrote about my unconventional erotic life" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous March 5 2016 Image of the outside of a blue house with orange and yellow trim, with an orange door. There's a tree in front of the house with spindly orange flowers. "I'm not sorry I don't have the words yet" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 5 2016
Image of the outside of a blue house with orange and yellow trim, with an orange door. There's a tree in front of the house with spindly orange flowers. "I'm not sorry I don't have the words yet" is overlaid.

I’m sorry it’s hurting you, but I’m not sorry I don’t have the words yet.
— Anonymous
 

Amanda March 3 2016
Image of a tropical beach bordered by bright green trees. The water is turquoise and the sun shines brightly. "I'm not sorry that I chose to be a stay at home mom" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous March 9 2016
Image of a vast canyon viewed from above. Other canyons and jutting rock formations stretch into the distance, and clouds dot the blue sky along the horizon. "I am not sorry for finishing my plate. I am not sorry for wanting seconds" is overlaid.

 

Andrea March 14 2016
Image of a gray clapboard house in disrepair. The second story windows are open. Thick ivy crawls up one side of the house. A large white pick-up truck is parked in the driveway. "I'm not sorry I'm not over you yet" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous March 11 2016
Image of a wide river bordered by mangroves. Sky and water are blue and white fluffy clouds are reflected in the calm surface of the water. "I'm not sorry for asking a lot of questions" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous March 8 2016 Image of a steel bridge at sunset. At the top of the bridge is a small house-structure. The sky fades from blue to yellow. "I'm not sorry that my masculinity embraces my femininity" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 8 2016
Image of a steel bridge at sunset. At the top of the bridge is a small house-structure. The sky fades from blue to yellow. "I'm not sorry that my masculinity embraces my femininity" is overlaid.

 
Mary March 3 2016 Image of a path through the woods lined with trees and green plants. The sun overhead creates shade and shadows along the path. "I'm not sorry that every so often I need to bring a tampon into the bathroom with me. I carry it with pride" is overlaid.

Mary March 3 2016
Image of a path through the woods lined with trees and green plants. The sun overhead creates shade and shadows along the path. "I'm not sorry that every so often I need to bring a tampon into the bathroom with me. I carry it with pride" is overlaid.

 
Paks March 6 2016 Image of a garden on a hill in autumn. Garden beds with green plants are at all levels of the hill and evergreen trees surround it. Deciduous trees have lost their leaves.   "I'm not sorry for having a libido at age 66" is overlaid.

Paks March 6 2016
Image of a garden on a hill in autumn. Garden beds with green plants are at all levels of the hill and evergreen trees surround it. Deciduous trees have lost their leaves.   "I'm not sorry for having a libido at age 66" is overlaid.

 
Erin March 6 2016 Image of evergreen trees and plants in a mountainous landscape in the fog. The sun shines through the fog overhead, and the entire landscape looks grey. "I'm not sorry for my brave and vulnerable heart" is overlaid.

Erin March 6 2016
Image of evergreen trees and plants in a mountainous landscape in the fog. The sun shines through the fog overhead, and the entire landscape looks grey. "I'm not sorry for my brave and vulnerable heart" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for loving you fiercely and expecting the same in return. I’m not sorry for my brave and vulnerable heart. I’m not sorry that because you’re not whole, my wholeness scared you. I’m not sorry that I had faith that you could heal. I’m not sorry that I risked my heart to love you; I’m going to keep risking my heart to love.
— Erin
 
Anonymous March 3 2016 Hilly tundra landscape with small- and medium-sized rocks and red, orange, green, and yellow short plants. "I'm not sorry for getting a restraining order against you" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 3 2016
Hilly tundra landscape with small- and medium-sized rocks and red, orange, green, and yellow short plants. "I'm not sorry for getting a restraining order against you" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous March 3 2016 Image of many colors of dahlias bask in the sunshine in a raised garden bed. Houses and large trees are in the background. "I'm not sorry for openly expressing my experiences with heartbreak and unrequited love" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 3 2016
Image of many colors of dahlias bask in the sunshine in a raised garden bed. Houses and large trees are in the background. "I'm not sorry for openly expressing my experiences with heartbreak and unrequited love" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous March 9 2016 Image of a creek feeding into a calmer and more open lake. Short yellow, green, and orange plants surround the shore, with larger trees behind them and on the other side of the lake.  "I'm not sorry for being gay, mom" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 9 2016
Image of a creek feeding into a calmer and more open lake. Short yellow, green, and orange plants surround the shore, with larger trees behind them and on the other side of the lake.  "I'm not sorry for being gay, mom" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous March 4 2016 Image of a clear blue-green lake with a rocky cliff-face and overhanging tree branches and moss. "I'm not sorry for crying on the train."

Anonymous March 4 2016
Image of a clear blue-green lake with a rocky cliff-face and overhanging tree branches and moss. "I'm not sorry for crying on the train."

I’m not sorry for crying on the train, in a cafe, in an airport terminal, in a park, or any other public place where I feel the need to express my grief.
— Anonymous
 
Sarah March 3 2016 Image of a very tall shadow against a sidewalk in morning light. The street is empty. "I'm not sorry that we kissed" is overlaid.

Sarah March 3 2016
Image of a very tall shadow against a sidewalk in morning light. The street is empty. "I'm not sorry that we kissed" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that we kissed. I’m not sorry that I want to make love with you. I’m not sorry that I don’t want you marrying another woman. I’m not sorry that I want you in my life forever.
— Sarah
 
LoveHeyLola March 4 2016 Image of tall spindly cacti with pink flowers toward the top basking in the sunshine against a blue sky. "I'm not sorry for pursuing healing in a way that's healthy for me, even if it makes you uncomfortable" is overlaid.

LoveHeyLola March 4 2016
Image of tall spindly cacti with pink flowers toward the top basking in the sunshine against a blue sky. "I'm not sorry for pursuing healing in a way that's healthy for me, even if it makes you uncomfortable" is overlaid.

 
Meghan March 4 2016 Image of a still pond with lillypads in it and green grass and trees surrounding it. "I'm not sorry for talking about how sexism and male privilege are impacting the presidential race" is overlaid.

Meghan March 4 2016
Image of a still pond with lillypads in it and green grass and trees surrounding it. "I'm not sorry for talking about how sexism and male privilege are impacting the presidential race" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous March 3 2016 Image of mountains with evergreen trees up the mountainside. There is snow at the higher points and a dark pool of still water at the bottom of the mountain. "I'm not sorry for continuing to talk when you try to interrupt me" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 3 2016
Image of mountains with evergreen trees up the mountainside. There is snow at the higher points and a dark pool of still water at the bottom of the mountain. "I'm not sorry for continuing to talk when you try to interrupt me" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for continuing to talk when you try to interrupt me.

I’m not sorry for being better at my job than you are at yours.
— Anonymous
 
Veronica March 3 2016 Image of a long wooden dock with a railing leading out to a grey-blue bay. "I'm not sorry for hurting your feelings with the truth" is overlaid.

Veronica March 3 2016
Image of a long wooden dock with a railing leading out to a grey-blue bay. "I'm not sorry for hurting your feelings with the truth" is overlaid.

 
Stephan March 3 2016 Image of a green park with several large trees. On one tree is a makeshift swing (two ropes tied to a branch with a log in between as a seat) and a hanging ladder. "I'm not sorry for working hard because I want to make more money" is overlaid.

Stephan March 3 2016
Image of a green park with several large trees. On one tree is a makeshift swing (two ropes tied to a branch with a log in between as a seat) and a hanging ladder. "I'm not sorry for working hard because I want to make more money" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous March 2 2016 Image of a peaceful lake with several sailboats in the distance at sundown. The sky has gradations of violet, pink, and orange.  "I'm not sorry I gave you up for Lent and then realized I wasn't actually addicted, so now you're gone for good" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 2 2016
Image of a peaceful lake with several sailboats in the distance at sundown. The sky has gradations of violet, pink, and orange.  "I'm not sorry I gave you up for Lent and then realized I wasn't actually addicted, so now you're gone for good" is overlaid.

 
Catherine March 3 2016 Image of a black and white mural. One side of the mural is of a tree, painted in white, with a black background. Black birds seem to fly out of this side of the mural and into a scene with houses and buildings. Water pooled on the ground beneath the mural shows the mural's reflection. "I'm not sorry that I fired you" is overlaid.

Catherine March 3 2016
Image of a black and white mural. One side of the mural is of a tree, painted in white, with a black background. Black birds seem to fly out of this side of the mural and into a scene with houses and buildings. Water pooled on the ground beneath the mural shows the mural's reflection. "I'm not sorry that I fired you" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that I fired you for completely abandoning your responsibilities and expecting the rest of your coworkers to cover for you.
— Catherine
 
Anonymous March 3 2016 Image of small log cabins at twilight. An orange light shines from the porch of the cabin in back and there are soft violet-gray clouds in the sky. "I'm not sorry for standing up for myself and telling you that you were the one that was wrong" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 3 2016
Image of small log cabins at twilight. An orange light shines from the porch of the cabin in back and there are soft violet-gray clouds in the sky. "I'm not sorry for standing up for myself and telling you that you were the one that was wrong" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous March 4 2016 Image of a bay with a sailboat and green trees in the background. Purple flowers grow from between the rocks at the shore. "I'm not sorry for moving to Texas and starting a new life without you" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 4 2016
Image of a bay with a sailboat and green trees in the background. Purple flowers grow from between the rocks at the shore. "I'm not sorry for moving to Texas and starting a new life without you" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous March 2 2016 Image of a dark blue lake at twilight, framed by the leaves of trees. There are mountains and blue-violet clouds in the distance. "I'm not sorry I hate your parents" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 2 2016
Image of a dark blue lake at twilight, framed by the leaves of trees. There are mountains and blue-violet clouds in the distance. "I'm not sorry I hate your parents" is overlaid.

 
Charlee March 2 2016 Painted rock walls frame a subway station like a cave arch. A blue train pulls into the station under a painted rainbow arch. People walk through the station.  "I'm not sorry for loving animals more than most people" is overlaid.

Charlee March 2 2016
Painted rock walls frame a subway station like a cave arch. A blue train pulls into the station under a painted rainbow arch. People walk through the station.  "I'm not sorry for loving animals more than most people" is overlaid.

 
Ratsel March 2 2016 Image from a grassy hill looking down at the blue ocean, with waves crashing against the shore. "I'm not sorry that I prefer to talk and walk with him and not you" is overlaid.

Ratsel March 2 2016
Image from a grassy hill looking down at the blue ocean, with waves crashing against the shore. "I'm not sorry that I prefer to talk and walk with him and not you" is overlaid.

 
Anonymous March 2 2016 Image of colorful books, mostly in rainbow order, on a black bookshelf. "I'm not sorry for loving you" is overlaid.

Anonymous March 2 2016
Image of colorful books, mostly in rainbow order, on a black bookshelf. "I'm not sorry for loving you" is overlaid.

 
Marion March 2 2016 Image is a closeup of small green succulents and yellow flowers behind mossy stone. "I'm not sorry that I don't amaze you" is overlaid.

Marion March 2 2016
Image is a closeup of small green succulents and yellow flowers behind mossy stone. "I'm not sorry that I don't amaze you" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for being confused, taking too much time to make up my mind, and then getting angry at myself about it.

I’m not sorry for wanting to call and potentially harsh your mellow.

I’m not sorry that I don’t amaze you, yet, or anymore. I can’t tell which one it is.
— Marion
 

Anonymous February 29th 2016
Image of a rushing river tumbling over mossy rocks, shooting up spray that catches in the sunlight. "I'm not sorry for talking to you behind her back" is overlaid.

 

Bridget March 1 2016
Image of a vast orange canyon filled with jutting rock formations. The sky is bright blue and filled with fluffy clouds. In the distance the sun dapples a green and orange mountain range. "I'm not sorry that I voted for Bernie Sanders today" is overlaid.

 
Rose January 25 2016 Image of a rushing rapids among charcoal rocks, evergreens, and green trees. Mountains frame the image in the background. "I am not sorry that sometimes I want to talk about something I am interested in instead of cars, bikes, motors, furniture building, welding, extreme sports..." is overlaid.

Rose January 25 2016
Image of a rushing rapids among charcoal rocks, evergreens, and green trees. Mountains frame the image in the background. "I am not sorry that sometimes I want to talk about something I am interested in instead of cars, bikes, motors, furniture building, welding, extreme sports..." is overlaid.

 
Anonymous February 18 2016 Image of different sizes of stones balanced on top of one another among mostly-bare trees in the woods. Some green ferns and yellow leaves stand out among shades of brown and leaves on the forest floor.  "I'm not sorry I expect you to do your job" is overlaid.

Anonymous February 18 2016
Image of different sizes of stones balanced on top of one another among mostly-bare trees in the woods. Some green ferns and yellow leaves stand out among shades of brown and leaves on the forest floor.  "I'm not sorry I expect you to do your job" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous February 18 2016
Image of the side of a bright blue house. To the right is a darker blue door with white curtains hanging in it. The shadow of a tree falls across the frame. "I'm not sorry for reporting you" is overlaid.

 
Laura February 21 2016 Image of four shelves completely filled with cowboy boots in varying colors and designs. "I'm not sorry I feel a little bit good every time I say 'no' to an unwanted advance" is overlaid

Laura February 21 2016
Image of four shelves completely filled with cowboy boots in varying colors and designs. "I'm not sorry I feel a little bit good every time I say 'no' to an unwanted advance" is overlaid

 

Lindsay February 21 2016
Image of a cement porch behind a metal gate. On the porch are two rusted white metal chairs, which are attached to the fence with a rusty chain. "I'm not sorry for 'looking straight'" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous February 20 2016
Image of a field of green grass filled with puffy white dandelions. "I'm not sorry for having my child" is overlaid.

 

Petry February 20 2016
Image of a low stucco building against a bright blue sky. In the foreground are spiky green plants and one large yucca plant. "I'm not sorry that I ate that cookie" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous Februrary 20 2016
Image of a vast hillside covered with trees which are beginning to change color. Some trees are still green, and others are varying shades of yellow, orange, and red. "I'm not sorry I missed your call because I was masturbating" is overlaid.

 

Kale February 12 2016
Image of renovated aluminum trailer. There is a large orange stripe around the body of the trailer. In the foreground is a wide wooden patio with yellow chair and an orange stool on it. In the background are a few other colorful trailers. "I'm not sorry you hurt yourself by walking right into me because you weren't paying attention" is overlaid.

 

Lauren February 16 2016. Image of rocky cliffs along the ocean, as seen from the shoreline. The rocks in the foreground and the faces of the cliffs are covers with nearly iridescent green moss. "I'm not sorry that your misogyny is no longer my emotional responsibility as your partner" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous February 16 2016.
Image of a wide alley. The walls on both sides of the alley are covered in street art. In the foreground is a mural of two bodies with human bodies and horse heads kissing, on a white background with pink triangles and rainbows. "I'm not sorry for drunk texting you" is overlaid.

 

Andrea February 15 2016
Image of a city skyline as seen between the brick walls of two highrise buildings. The sky behind the buildings is grey. "I'm not sorry for wanting another drink (or 3)" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for not being in the mood.
I’m not sorry for wanting another drink (or 3).
I’m not sorry for not going to grad school and ‘making the money I should be making’ as a teacher.
— Andrea
 

Anonymous February 17 2016
Image of 13 flagpoles flying American flags, as seen from below, against a light blue sky. "I'm not sorry for leaking my period on your black chair during our meeting" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for leaking my period on your black chair during our meeting. I’m not sorry for laughing about it later.
— Anonymous
 
Anonymous February 16 2016 Image of brightly colored houses along a canal. People walk along a cobblestone sidewalk, and there are Danish flags, vendors, and outdoor seating. "I'm not sorry for being relieved Scalia is dead" is overlaid.

Anonymous February 16 2016
Image of brightly colored houses along a canal. People walk along a cobblestone sidewalk, and there are Danish flags, vendors, and outdoor seating. "I'm not sorry for being relieved Scalia is dead" is overlaid.

 
Elena February 12 2016 Image of a green archipelago in the middle of the bay. Rocks and green trees surround small red buildings and a house. "I'm not sorry for hating choreography" is overlaid.

Elena February 12 2016
Image of a green archipelago in the middle of the bay. Rocks and green trees surround small red buildings and a house. "I'm not sorry for hating choreography" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for hating choreography - when people in a dance class have to do the same movements the same way.
— Elena
 

Anonymous February 12 2016
Image of bright orange sand and desert rock formations. In the distance, along the horizon, we can see lighter colored rocks and a hint of water. Fluffy white and gray clouds hang in the sky. "I'm not sorry that I don't have time in my workday to accommodate the sensitivity of your gigantic male ego" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous February 11 2016.
Image of a rainbow colored kite with blue, yellow, and pink streamers trailing from it, lying on the sand at the end of the water. "I'm not sorry you can't send me another puppy gif or something 'to make you smile' and then blame me for not being over you" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry I had to block your number because you made me feel inadequate and helpless. It was the healthiest way I ever responded to your texts. I’m not sorry you can’t send me another puppy gif or something “to make you smile” and then blame me for not being over you.
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous February 11 2016
Image of a large tropical tree in the foreground. Far behind the tree is a lush, green canyon. In the valley of the canyon, far below, the are more trees and bright grass and a small river. "I'm not sorry I don't want you to touch me when I'm on my period" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous February 11 2016
Image of a sloping hill bordered by trees, all completely covered in snow. A children's slide and a hammock are to the far left, also covered in snow. "I'm not sorry I cried, even after telling you everything was ok. (It wasn't.)" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous February 10 2016
Image of an expansive canyon. The ridges of the canyon are varying shades of pink, orange, and tan. The sky above is bright blue. "I'm not sorry that I'm a strong woman. I'm not sorry that my muscles are stronger than the boys I try to date" is overlaid.

 

Maria February 8 2016
Image of a wide river. Large trees grow thickly along the riverbank and are reflected in the surface of the water, which also reflects the blue of the sky. "I'm not sorry for being a hedonist" is overlaid.

 
Zoe January 10 2016 Image of a public art project, where squiggly white lines indicating lanes are drawn whimsically on pavement. A mother on a bicycle with a child in the back ride through the project, and several older women walking with canes walk through. "Today for brunch I had bacon, sausage, and 3 pancakes, and then I ordered a waffle with whipped cream and a lot of ice cream on it. And I'm not sorry" is overlaid.

Zoe January 10 2016
Image of a public art project, where squiggly white lines indicating lanes are drawn whimsically on pavement. A mother on a bicycle with a child in the back ride through the project, and several older women walking with canes walk through. "Today for brunch I had bacon, sausage, and 3 pancakes, and then I ordered a waffle with whipped cream and a lot of ice cream on it. And I'm not sorry" is overlaid.

 

Alisa February 3 2016
Image of a rock face and the crumbling foundation of a building in the foreground, ocean in the background. "I am not sorry for bothering you with my email" is overlaid.

I AM NOT sorry to be bothering you with my e-mail. I know that apologizing for filling your inbox is supposed to make me seem less threatening, bossy, pushy, bitchy, or however you see women who are assertive and to the point. But apologizing makes my words- my thoughts, ideas, questions, or comments- less meaningful. It negates their importance and subsequently my importance in our interaction. It may seem small, but it makes me feel small. I am not small and neither are my words.
— Alisa
 

Anonymous February 4 2016
Image of a large, bare tree in the foreground. Blue sky and orange rock formations in the background. "I'm not sorry that I don't want to have surgery to fulfill someone else's definition of masculinity" is overlaid.

I am an ftm Trans guy and I don’t want to have top surgery just so other people will be comfortable when I go topless at the beach. I’m not sorry that I don’t want to have surgery to fulfill someone else’s definition of masculinity.
— Anonymous
 

Claire February 2 2016
Image of cacti and succulents under a large glass dome. "I'm not sorry for saying no" is overlaid.

 

Kate February 2 2016
Image of a city as seen through a large window many stories up. "I will not apologize for the space that my body takes up in the world" is overlaid.

To the men who get upset when I don’t let them manspread: You don’t have to sit next to me.
Yet, you look at my face and feel you can dominate me with your body. So you sit.

In that moment they’ve failed to realize how beautifully broad my body is.
A body that refuses to bow under the pressure of their entitled shoulders and hostile elbows.

I will not apologize for the space my body takes up in the world.
I will not minimize myself for someone else’s comfort.
I will not be less so that you can have more.

Feel the breadth of my feminism.
— Kate
 

Rachel January 28 2016
Image of the ocean and horizon with a foggy gray sky. "I'm not sorry for the reactions I have to the triggers I don't expect" is overlaid.

My name is Rachel and I am not sorry that I have PTSD from a difficult childhood. I am not sorry for the reactions I have to the triggers I don’t expect. I am not sorry that I find others’ impatience and lack of empathy painful and annoying. I am not sorry that even though I work really hard to manage it, I am not over it yet and that this may always be something I have to deal with. You see, my brain chemistry is an intimate part of me and I am fresh out of apologies.
— Rachel
 

Al January 26 2016
Image of a canyon with green ferns and trees. "I'm not sorry for choosing not to have a relationship with my mother" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for choosing to not have a relationship with my mother.
I’m not sorry for leaving behind a lot of people who were toxic to me.
I’m not sorry for leaving behind a lot of people who no longer fit in my life.
I’m not sorry I’ve changed.

I’m not sorry for taking my time to get things right.
I’m not sorry for being better at the bigger picture than the little details.
I’m not sorry for having low tolerence for other people’s bullshit.
I’m not sorry for thinking I’m probably the smartest person in the room.
I’m not sorry that you underestimate me cause of my chillness and don’t realize I’m a powerhouse.

I’m not sorry for liking balance and stability. I’m not sorry for liking to zone out.
I’m not sorry for having tastes that are old fashioned.
I’m not sorry for preferring work that’s with my hands.
I’m not sorry for being working class.

I’m not sorry for loving women.
I’m not sorry that I had to move 3000 miles away from home to be in a place to do that.
I’m not sorry for my actions and feelings that don’t make sense to you.

I’m not sorry for being a boss.
I’m not sorry that I’m a feminist thriving in a male-dominated field.
I’m not sorry for having high standards for the people in my life.
I’m not sorry that you don’t get that my name is just Al and not short for something cute or feminine or something that makes more sense for you.
— Al
 
Maya January 25 2016 Lush green trees surround a clear green blue shallow creek. "I'm not sorry for telling you I have to poop" is overlaid.

Maya January 25 2016
Lush green trees surround a clear green blue shallow creek. "I'm not sorry for telling you I have to poop" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry I dropped out of a “great” college and am choosing to go to one that is small and not well known.
I’m not sorry that I’ve removed people from my life who don’t inspire me.
I’m not sorry that you are no longer my priority.
I’m not sorry that I’ve finally started prioritizing myself.
I’m not sorry I didn’t text you back.
I’m not sorry that I don’t want to go out tonight.
I’m not sorry for telling you I have to poop.
— Maya
 
Anonymous January 25 2016 Gravel path surrounded by trees in autumn. A brown church building is off to the left. "I'm not sorry for silencing my phone on Sundays" is overlaid.

Anonymous January 25 2016
Gravel path surrounded by trees in autumn. A brown church building is off to the left. "I'm not sorry for silencing my phone on Sundays" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for saying no: For staying in rather than going out, for turning down your invitations to leadership when I know I don’t have the energy (even though I do have the skill, which I’m also not sorry for), for not responding to your passive aggressive text. I’m not sorry for silencing my phone on Sundays, for refusing to put in time after I’ve clocked out, for choosing not to meet new people, for turning down your flirtatious advances. I’m not sorry for choosing not to smoke weed or use any other kind of drug, or for not being sexually active. I will have the kind of schedule, lifestyle, hobbies, and friends that I want, and I’m NOT sorry!
— Anonymous
 

Sam January 25 2016
Red clay colored mountains on two sides of the photo frame green trees in the valley. "I'm not sorry for being a buzzkill when someone says something racist. I'm not sorry that I scream when you defend your prejudices"  is overlaid onto the bright blue sky.

 
Sandy January 24 2016 Image of rain forest and sky is taken from above the tree line. "I'm not sorry for loving all of the things you made fun of me for loving" is overlaid.

Sandy January 24 2016
Image of rain forest and sky is taken from above the tree line. "I'm not sorry for loving all of the things you made fun of me for loving" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous January 5 2016
Warm sunshine on pink and yellow rosebushes between a light blue house and a mustard-colored house. "I'm not sorry for being a millenial" is overlaid.

1. I’m not sorry for wearing sweatpants in public anymore. Why did I ever put other people’s ideals over my own comfort? It should be no surprise that at my size I have cellulite on my thighs. Here’s one final apology: to all those women I openly criticized or quietly judged for wearing leggings as pants: I’m sorry! Who the fuck cares!?

2. I’m not sorry for being a millenial. It’s not my fault what year I was born or what stage of life I’m in. Just because the internet now exists to publicly expose every change of heart or mistake I make didn’t mean all y’all didn’t do the exact same thing at some point. For you to group me together with the apathetic, coddled, and self-important folks (who exist at every income bracket, social class, and age, by the way) is downright insulting, and is most definitely your problem, not mine. I will not apologize for your bias and preconceived notions about professional success, and I will not apologize for my own confusion! My strange and varied past has only made me a stronger and more interesting person.
— Anonymous
 

Anonymous January 19 2016
Mural of a cabin being cradled by the moon and orange and pink clouds. "I'm not sorry for leaving my husband" is overlaid.

At age 25 I married a man I’d been dating for 6 years. He was kind, thoughtful, generous and loved me very much and I loved him. Getting married seemed like the obvious next step and I was so happy with the simple sweet love story that I was living. But it wasn’t real. Soon after walking down the aisle, all of the the concerns I had been suppressing throughout our long engagement surfaced. It was like a volcano of doubts. Doubts about whether my man really understood me, and really saw me for who I really was. Doubts about whether I was even attracted to him.

For years before we married, we struggled with our sex life. He always wanted to have sex and I always had a reason why I didn’t want to. The guilt of not satisfying my partner was heavy and I worked tirelessly to fix myself (sure I was broken) so I could give him what he wanted. I tried endless sessions with one therapist, than another, diet, exercise, self help books, countless articles on the topic. I saw an endocrinologist, certain that there must be something chemically wrong with me because why else wouldn’t I want to be intimate with this man who loved me and cared for me and who I had once been attracted to? I wouldn’t even let myself consider the idea that this was something I could not fix. During our long engagement I buried my fears and doubts in wedding photographers and dresses and flowers and beautiful vows that were true and weren’t true.

The sex was a symptom of a deeper incompatibility. I always longed for something new - a novel adventure, a change of style, a different restaurant, while my husband was happier sticking with familiarity. And he was satisfied with a sweet simple love story that I now feel was lacking in depth and realness. 9 months after our wedding, I left. I realized that love is not enough to make a marriage work. It has to be the right kind of love... for both people. And, for me at least, there has to be passion, adventure, spontaneity and sex (that both people want to be having) and a deep connection that is always changing and growing. I am now developing something special and amazing and challenging and difficult and complicated and breathtaking with someone new.

I have said I’m sorry so many times that if someone had been filming me and made a montage of all of my tearful, desperate apologies, it would probably be at first sad and eventually hilarious to watch because it would go on and on. I said sorry over the phone, in person, during hugs, in emails, into my own damp pillow, to the sky. I deeply hurt a man with whom I had a beautiful relationship that just wasn’t meant to be a marriage. I hurt and disappointed his parents who had come to see me like a daughter and who I loved very much. I felt sorry for everyone who came to our wedding, for my parents, for our friends who were all shocked by this.

I am not sorry for leaving my husband. I am sorry that I got married to the wrong person in the first place. I was so afraid of hurting him that I almost stayed in a marriage that wasn’t right for either of us. I’m not sorry because now he and I can both see how it feels to be loved in all the right ways.
— Anonymous
 

Kale January 22 2016
Colorful hot air balloons floating at different distances. "I'm not sorry that I use sick time to take myself out to brunch on a weekday once a month" is overlaid across a bright blue sky with white clouds.

I’m not sorry that I can’t tell if I actually hate everything about my life or I’m just about to start my period.

I’m not sorry that I just yelled at a stranger. He totally deserved my rage. I will not feel guilty about expressing outrage. Who the fuck throws a lit cigarette at another person? An asshole that’s who. And now the whole neighborhood knows about it

I’m not sorry I use sick time to take myself out to brunch on a weekday once a month. I don’t have to wait for hours, my thoughts are my own & French toast is delicious. Plus I do it when I am sick. Sick of being at work.
— Kale
 

Jamie January 22 2016
Brown stone arcs above a beige- and rust-colored stone landscape. "I'm not sorry for making compromises but not backing down on my personal needs" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for:
1) HAVING FUN!!!
2) Having a different schedule.
3) Having a different job or skill or trade than you that doesn’t fit into social norms.
4) Communicating about whatever is on my mind (at an appropriate time or when it is necessary to call some shit out on the fly.)
5) Riding my bicycle safely and efficiently while working.
6) Talking about safe sex.
7) Making compromises but not backing down on my personal needs.
8) Drinking + smoking..
9) Trying to be non-judgemental while suggesting to folks that they take more safety precautions. (aka, bike lights, helmets, condoms, etc..)
10) Encouraging people to vote.
— Jamie
 

Lane January 21 2016
Black rocks foreground, with a green landscape in the near distance. Dark hills in the farther distance.  "I'm not sorry that I won't be going home with you" is overlaid in a blue sky with cumulus clouds.

I’m not sorry for being born female
I’m not sorry about my huge thighs or my flat chest
I’m not sorry that I won’t be going home with you

I’m not sorry for my white privilege
I’m not sorry that the love of my life is a black man
I’m not sorry that he is 61 years and 2,362 miles from Emmett Till

I’m not sorry that I go to yoga at 6am
I’m not sorry when I’m the biggest girl in class
I’m not sorry when I can bend and flex with the best

I’m not sorry that I’m more competent than my boss
I’m not sorry that my job is to take money from Wells Fargo and give it to you
I’m not sorry for my education, or what I have yet to learn

I’m not sorry that I want to stay in tonight
I’m not sorry that I would rather read than meet someone new
I’m not sorry that I will always cherish my few close friends

I’m not sorry to rent my own little house
I’m not sorry to live in this gorgeous city
I’m not sorry to spend my days in this imperfect, ignorant and inspired nation
— Lane
 

Sarah and Sasha January 11 2016
A dock on a bay with several boats parked and a red barn in the distance. The bay shines. "I'm way more interested in having deep, meaningful, lifelong friendship than partnership, and I'm not sorry," is overlaid.

 

Liz December 3 2015
Lush evergreens and rocks line the edge of a blue green river. "I'm not sorry about unabashedly being a nerd" is overlaid.

 

Lindsay December 30 2015
Fire engine red pick up truck with a white stripe in front of a white building. "I'm not sorry for calling you out when you say reverse racism is a thing. It's not" is overlaid.

 

Leslie January 3 2016
Image of green grass and trees in the foreground, with surrounding mountains and blue sky. "I'm not sorry for talking about my lived experience and telling it like it is" is overlaid.

 

Amanda January 11 2016
Calm blue-gray water and clear blue sky, with "I'm not sorry that I only fuck feminists" overlaid.

 

Justin January 14 2016
Image of a plant conservatory, where colorful plants (orange, yellow, pink, green) fill the image. Glass windows arch above, with yellow umbrellas artistically hanging from the glass ceiling. "I'm not sorry for having a disability" is overlaid.

My name is Justin C—— and I’m a disabled wheelchair user diagnosed with Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy. I’ve been disabled for all my life, and during most of that time I’ve found myself apologizing and being sorry to my friends and family for being disabled, for being a burden. None of my friends and family never said that to me, but in my mind I felt that I was a burden to them, and that there were certain activities I couldn’t do and be involved in because of my disability. I felt like I was suppose to apologize for that but as I’ve gotten older, I realized that I didn’t need to be sorry, I didn’t need to apologize for having a disability. Having a disability was something that I couldn’t control and if my friends and family didn’t see me as a burden then why should I see myself that way. I’m NOT SORRY for having a disability and I’m proud of who I am as a person.
— Justin
 

Anonymous January 11 2016
Sandy path through tall grass leads the way to a shining bay. "I'm not sorry I didn't shut the door when I peed" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry I didn’t shut the door when I peed. your overreaction showed me the type of guy you really are. We can’t be together if you don’t like the sound of me peeing.
— Anonymous
 

Alex January 14 2016
City image of a red brick-sided building with a yellow pop-out "HOTEL" sign and graffiti towards the bottom. "I'm not sorry for being an emotional person" is overlaid. 

 

Anonymous Jan 12 2016
Image shot out the window of a car. The antenna is visible, and the shot captures a straight, empty road. Clay-colored hilly landscape and plains under a clear blue sky. "I'm not sorry about being content with my life the way it is" is overlaid.

I am not sorry I got up off the couch to get away from you when you couldn’t seem to stop pinching me even though I asked many times for you not to.
I am not sorry I am getting annoyed with you not cleaning your dishes.
I am not sorry I have stopped catering to your self pity and refusal to make your life better after 10 years.
I am not sorry I try to spend as little time with you as possible because you always tell me how I am wrong to think or feel what I do, because you expect me to wait on your every need, because you are manipulative and because I can’t handle watching you neglect your child.
I am not sorry about not living with you.
I am not sorry about being content with my life the way it is.
I am not sorry about not living up to your standards of what a good, conscious, person should do and be.
I am not sorry about needing time alone.
I am not sorry that I do not reply to all your emails on the same day, or even the same week, that you sent them.
I am not sorry that I can not get as much work done as you think I should be able to in a certain amount of time.
I am not sorry that I got sick.
I am not sorry about my abortion ten years ago.
I am not sorry that I might have to have another abortion very soon.
I am not sorry that everyday I am wearing this sweater you don’t like.
I am not sorry I am not keeping in touch with you.
I am not sorry I don’t visit more often.
I am not sorry that my life is taking a different path.
I am not sorry about going out in public with hairy armpits and legs.
I am not sorry that I don’t want to date you.
— Anonymous
 

Sandy January 12 2016
Image of bare trees partially obscured by fog. "I'm not sorry that I put myself first and got a divorce even though I still loved him" is overlaid.

My name is Sandy B—-, and I’m 25 years old. When my husband fell off the wagon and starting using again, I’m NOT SORRY that I put myself first and got a divorce, even though I still loved him. Now I’m in a much better place, and I have a new love...my bicycle!
— Sandy
 

Anonymous Jan 12 2016
Image of an empty highway stretching towards the horizon. "I'm not sorry for prioritizing my personal growth and relationship with myself over an intimate relationship" is overlaid.

I am not sorry for prioritizing my personal growth and relationship with myself over an intimate relationship. I am also not sorry for not explaining myself to those who consistently doubt me, as I am confident and firm in what I believe.
— Anonymous
 

Nino December 28 2015
Image of a large flowering hedge with a wire fence in front of it. "I'm not sorry that I have this really great facial hair" is overlaid.

 

Kate S. January 10 2016
Image of road winding through a foggy forest. "I'm not sorry for loving deeply" is overlaid.

1. I’m not sorry for my history of and current tendency towards depression. I’m not sorry for this, because I don’t want to be one of those fucking ignorant humans who navigate through life not knowing what it is like to suffer or to know and appreciate pure joy, pure beauty, when it happens. To know pain, to know darkness — these things are what enable us to know love, to know light.
2. I’m not sorry for loving deeply, even when if I haven’t been loved the same way, or at all, in return — even when I know it might break me.
3. I’m not sorry for being uncertain of who I am, what I do, or what my future will entail.
4. I’m not sorry for taking those fancy apple headphones I found in the gravel and then deciding to keep them when I realized they belonged to that extremely bitchy girl who was terrible to my best friend at camp.
5. I’m not sorry being smarter than other people sometimes.
6. I’m not sorry for the disappointment I have been and am to my parents.
7. I’m not sorry for being brutally honest, even when it is misconstrued as being bitchy.
8. I’m not sorry for being selfish sometimes.
9. I’m not sorry for being the black sheep.
10. I’m not sorry for my influence over young minds (campers, nieces and nephews), and I’m not sorry that my influence may vary from that of their parents or other adults in their lives. I’m not sorry for pushing people to be considerate, critical, open, liberal, progressive, gay, different.
11. I’m not sorry for playing my music too loudly.
12. I’m not sorry for my affinity for flannel.
— Kate S.
 

Kirsten January 4 2016
Image of shelves with many folded colorful blankets. "I'm not sorry for my confidence" is overlaid.

 

Anna January 10 2016
Image of stairwell with several statues in it. "I'm not sorry for having high standards for friends and that you did not make the cut" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous January 2016
Image of a vast tropical canyon. A man sits on a wall in the foreground. "I'm not sorry for my untrained eye that follows my heart" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry for my untrained eye that follows my heart. I’m not sorry for the inside of me which ranges from fearful to joyful. I’m not sorry for not being a good daughter. I’m not sorry for not holding other people’s anger.
— Anonymous
 

Athena January 3 2016
Image of a large house and yard. The house is painted with colorful polka dots.  There are several items in the yard including a dilapidated car. "I'm not sorry that I don't fit into what people would like me to be in both gender and racial [ways]" is overlaid.

 

Afton January 10 2016
Image of the shoreline of a beach with person in a motorized hang glider floating above the water. "I'm not sorry for being a victim" is overlaid.

I’m not sorry that I’m smart, strong, and empowered. I’m not sorry for being a woman. I’m not sorry for being sexual. I’m not sorry that you don’t deserve my friendship. I’m not sorry for having a voice. I’m not sorry for taking up space. I’m not sorry for being a victim. I’m not
sorry for not being sorry!
— Afton
 

Rose January 12 2016
Image of ancient dwellings built into the underside of a large rock. "I'm not sorry that I don't trust you immediately just because you're a 'nice guy'" is overlaid.

 

Abigail January 11 2016
Image of a lake partially obscured by fog. "I'm not sorry for crying when I feel angry. I'm not sorry for crying when I feel sad. I'm not sorry for crying when I feel overwhelmed. I'm not sorry for crying when I feel sad. I'm not sorry for ignoring you, man that I don't know" is overlaid.

 

Toni January 3 2016
Image of a flowerbed. "I'm not sorry for being babe" is overlaid.

 

Anonymous January 2016
Image of lush green rain forest. "I'm not sorry that I love the sound of my own voice" is overlaid.

 

Shannon January 12 2016
Image of a field of yellow grass with blue sky. "I'm not sorry that I pole. I'm not sorry that I fuck who I want. I'm not sorry that I will call you out. I'm not sorry..." is overlaid.

 

Sergio December 22 2015
Image of several city buildings as seen from many stories up. "I'm not sorry for being a sexual being" is overlaid.