My Bird Series: It's Not Because I'm Beautiful, is an award winning series that I developed over my photography studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. Following is an accompanying poem:

'It’s Not Because I’m Beautiful'

I don’t always want to be passed by,
as if I’m nothing to you or just too much to handle.

I don’t want to be picked up just because I’m beautiful,

I want someone to study me,
pick me apart,
learn about me.

I want someone to challenge my abilities
to see how long I’ll last,
to see what moves I’ll make.

I want someone that will stick with me,
even through the rough times.

I want to be picked not because I’m beautiful,
but because I’m rare.'