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There are many types of verbal abuse, trolling, cyber bullying, slut shaming, exclusion, we all know them. But do you think we would be so ready to do it if we could literally see the effects our words have on people faces?

Photographer, Richard Jones has joined forces to create a project called ‘Weapon of Choice’, which shows people with their most hateful and painful taunts painted on their necks and faces to show how they are, when you think about it, another form of injury. The results are very powerful, and tell the true story in a very obvious and thought provoking way.  Richard says “We chose the name “Weapon of Choice” for this project because, for the abuser, using words to harm is a choice.” 

Thank you so much to Kate Lennon at Marino Secondary School for bringing this to our attention.