Reflection: Sunday, February 1st, 2015
This week during our 20% Time Project time, I completed the dictation of the video that I will include on the final product. In all honesty, the video is quite difficult to watch; spending so much time watching and re-watching it was saddening to say the least. (If any of you would like to take a look at it, here is the link: http://content.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,89844377001_1994479,00.html). I also worked to gather more pieces of information to include side-by-side with the shortened and edited dictation of this video.
I am still struggling with the photography aspect of this project. I cannot think of anywhere to go that would have subjects suitable for such a project - I am not looking for pregnant women, as most people would think. Instead, I am searching for subjects that abstractly resemble the subject of maternal health. I think such photographs would be more thought-provoking than simply photos of pregnancy and small children. However, I am finding that the places that I normally frequent are not providing me with much of any inspiration, so I spoke with my instructor, Mark, about this issue. I will continue searching and hopefully speaking with Mark and the more art-focused students at my school with help.
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!