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‚the mother wound‘ – work in progess

 

In this photographic series, I explore the idea of being impacted generationally by what has been passed down emotionally, physically and spiritually.

More specifically, I am interested in the ‚mother wound‘ that represents the pain and grief that grow in a woman as she explores her place in a patriarchal society. The repressive nature of our male-dominated culture has forced women to internalize coping mechanisms and pass these down — from mother to daughter — for many generations.

Western society teaches its females not to shine, to remain small, that becoming empowered will damage relationships, and to feel shame around their success.

The mother wound serves as a reminder of the struggle for gender equality and freedom of choice.