I Woke Up Like This

For Anyone Who Doesn't Love Who They Are


Photograph By: Steven Kowalski 

Photograph By: Steven Kowalski 

My name is Jillian


I'm a photographer located in Chicago, Illinois who has struggled with mental health her entire life.
Art, writing, and photography have gotten me through the toughest parts of my life. 
I am a multifaceted person.


Q: How can I participate?!

Write me and tell me a little about yourself! If you have a story to tell, I'd love to help.

Q: Will these photographs be public?

Every image I take for this project will be published either online or in print. 

Q: I love the cause but I just don't feel comfortable modeling nude...is there any other way I can help? 

If you enjoy this project, please help me keep it alive. In order to keep going with it I can always use more donations and social media exposure. If you're someone who is a fan of the blog, just sharing your favorite session or liking the Facebook page can help greatly. If you're a patron of the arts; please use my Patreon website to donate funds towards further expansion of this project. 

Q: Where do donations go?

Donations help keep this train rolling. It takes a lot of my time to shoot, interview, post, and promote this project so any amount greatly helps. Donations go towards my cost of living, payment for my time, and the travel fund. Again, you may donate if you wish via my Patreon account.