Friday, November 26, 2010

Photovoice project: Giving marginalized populations a voice through photography!

I see some powerful photovoice projects involving marginalized pregnant women in the United States, as well as around the world. This is a project I have been brewing for about a year now, and I would love to see it come to fruition. A community based participatory approach to giving voice to those who aren't heard in our culture and abroad. Most of the women that I have worked with as a doula have had access to healthcare and the means to pay for or access a doula, but there are many who do not have these basic needs during their pregnancies and births. Beyond that the birthing culture and system in the US is failing even women who do have access to care. If we could give them a voice through photography how powerful could that be?? It could also be powerful to give voice to midwives and women birthing at home- to show, and perhaps compare, the way that birth is seen and done in this culture and the other birth options that are safe, effective, and available!

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