Reflection: December 5th, 2014
We're finally in the first stages of production! I've started thinking about/researching photographs and stories to include in my final product and it's been... interesting. I have found a few in-depth, personal stories about women who have experienced the reality of maternal health in other countries and it has been tremendously depressing. Some of the stories that I have found are accompanied by photos of the women and simply seeing the look on their faces in some of them is enough to break your heart. I can truly say that, although I was interested in and dedicated to this cause before, after reading these women's stories I am much more attached than I was previously. This is yet another reason why I believe my project can make a difference. If I pick a good story, I can't even imagine how many people it will affect when they read it while staring at some of the photos I will take. However, as jazzed as I am about this section of the project, I am not so jazzed about the photo-taking section. I have been pondering what photos would be best for this project for weeks now and coming up with a solid list of ideas is proving to be incredibly difficult. Now it seems like almost nothing can, even abstractly, represent maternal health or pregnancy in general. I think I may need to go out and find either some help or some inspiration - or both!
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!