“Present Griefs, Recent Disappointments” is a process of reconciling with my teenage self using the photographic practice as a therapeutic tool. By visually poeticizing feelings of self-doubt, insecurity and body discomfort, I am reconstructing aspects of my past with greater control and agency as an adult woman. Τhrough reshaping everyday objects, I explore the ways that texture, weight and placement can alter an object’s purpose. My main focus is placed on commonly used symbols of girlhood and on the awkwardness of the body during puberty. Through this process, my aim is to replace feelings of shame with a sense of (constructed) nostalgia over that period.