Meet Louise Limoges.
“I was born in Ottawa, and for the most part, I grew up in Ottawa, except for six years where I lived in Nova Scotia when I was really young. I’ve lived in the Kitchissippi area since 1999. I like that this area still has an old time flavour to it. Every time you turn around an old house is being demolished but it still has a community feel to it. The boxy type of houses that are being put up, I’m not a fan of those. I live in the older part of the neighbourhood.
“I really, really love to go down to the water where the rock sculptures are done. I haven’t been down there this year yet. I find it a very peaceful area to go to and I take a lot of pictures down there.
“In the future, I’d like to live a more positive life. I have been blessed to have done some amazing travelling, but I would like to do more. My favourite place I’ve been to is Tanzania, because I love animals.
“I wish the general public could know that those of us who struggle with mental health issues on a fairly regular basis have our good days too. People with mental illness come from all walks of life, different shades of black, grey, whatever in between, and a lot of people have to battle with that but it doesn’t make us any different from anyone else.” Collected by Ellen Bond
Humans of Kitchissippi is a special street photography project designed to introduce readers to some of the people who live, work, and play in Kitchissippi. Each instalment of HOK contains three elements: a photo, a name, and a quote from the subject that reveals a little bit about who they are. View our collection of humans right here.