Created in response to a sudden suicide of a childhood friend, As Much Heaven as Earth is a multi-perspective narrative about personal growth told by LGBT individuals and allies in the American midwest specifically between the states of Michigan and Ohio. The body of work began with the question, “Why do we choose to stay?” Answers to this question vary between subjects, yet all the stories share an undertone of perseverance and a reverence for the unknown that catalyzes the photography and prose. Other sources of inspiration for this work come from Joseph Campbell's, A Hero’s Journey, The Kübler-Ross model developed by Swiss psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, in her 1969 book On Death and Dying, and the superstitions and stigmas that surround suicide.