Reflection: December 13th, 2014
Unfortunately, I haven't had time to accomplish as much as I wanted to in terms of my project this week. I was hoping to have some time to get some inspiration for the photographs I plan to take but I wasn't able to do so. Hence, I am still looking for some inspiration just like last week and I am hoping that I will find some in the coming week! However, I was able to spend some time looking for an engaging (and to be frank, somewhat depressing) story to include on my final product. I knew I found the right story when my eyes became watery while reading it - there is no question that it will make quite the impression.
Also, Mark suggested that I take a peek at the photos of a one Julia Luckett Cox, a graduate of our high school. I spent some time going through all of the photos on her website, although many of them are portraits. I found a collection of photographs from her travels to Latin America with Food 4 Farmers and some of these are more what I am searching for. My plan is to speak with Mark this week and see if I can get my hands on some more of her photos from her travels abroad. If I am able to look through those this coming week, I will be able to take my photos during Winter Break. Then, once we get back to school in January, I can spend one of our 20% Time periods typing up and editing the story that I found this week. I believe that if I can get both of these things done, I will be in a good position to finish up the rest of my project right on time!
I have to say, I am quite thrilled to finally start piecing a few parts of the project together. I am quite happy that I was able to find the perfect story and, with a little tweaking, I believe I can make it into exactly what I need it to be. I will say that I am still a little nervous about taking the photos and that they will not be as good as I hoped. I haven't spent time taking photos in a long, long time and until I find some inspiration and ideas for this project, I'm afraid I won't have much to go on. Hopefully after looking through Julia's work I will feel a bit more confident!
Welcome to my blog about female/maternal global health. For some time now, I have been intrigued by medicine - both the history of past medical practices and the future that we are working toward. As a result, I have begun to look into the topic of maternal health - a plight that the world has struggled with for millennia. Although it has become clear that we, as a global society, have made tremendous headway in protecting women's health worldwide, there is still much to be done in order to completely eliminate the problem. In this blog I will summarize and discuss my research as well as debate/support the convictions of others. Through this project I strive to make the world more aware of the global issues surrounding maternal health and of that which each person can do in support. Thank you for visiting!