NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A new photography project gives us a glimpse of the complex healing journey of sexual assault survivors.

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but for Eric Paull, some of those words can represent harrowing memories.

“Five, six years old, the abuse started,” Paull said.

Paull was abused at a young age and turned to the Sexual Assault Center in Nashville later in life to help start his healing journey through its programs and counseling.

“The first step is awareness,” Paull said. “It’s hard for people to talk about it, and that’s why it’s hard for them to do the work because it involves a lot.”

It’s that work Paull, and fellow survivors are hoping to inspire others to begin through documentary photographer Dan Heller’s new project.

“People don’t want to be constantly defined by that one event in their lives,” Heller said. “They are

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