This project explores my relationship with my mother and the influence the generations before us have had on our bond. We stumbled upon the subject of intergenerational trauma. The trauma of a parent can affect and be passed on to their offspring through psychological, environmental, and social aspects.
How can the awareness of a family's intergenerational trauma help with the process of healing from this trauma?
Using photography as a therapeutic art form, my mother and I became aware of the trauma, and the healing process could begin.
Through photographic exercises, we examined each other's experiences, the women that came before us, our bond, and we engaged in self-reflection.