Helen* is an administrator in a care home. She also keeps chickens, looks after her home, provides support for her adult children and is working to battle traumatic effects of violence against women.
*The photographer wished to remain anonymous, so this is not her real name.
CONTENT NOTE: rape and abuse
Feeding 'Red Clyde' who keeps our draughty old house cosy
I'm at work today, so I take a cup of tea to my partner in bed
Time to let the hens out. It's freezing so I give them extra high-energy food as a treat. They refuse to leave their run in the snow.
Typing...typing. I currently work as an administrator. In a rural area jobs are hard to find. This is not a good job. The days are very long.
Home from work and out to give the hens their evening corn treat.
I stay in touch with my adult children and their partners, who live on the other side of the world, through our international book club. Here I commiserate with them about melted snowmen and salted boots.
Time for a bit of cleaning so we can have a relaxing weekend
Preparing a quick and easy (but healthy to offset the wine) dinner.
Darkness is falling so time to tuck the hens up in bed.
I was raped and abused by someone I love. This is the homework my therapist gave me.
Like millions of women all over the world, overcoming the effects of this trauma is by far the hardest work I do all day, every day.
But I am succeeding.
And the chickens help.