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Crowdsourcing Mornings: It’s Been Pouring: A Photobook

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It’s Been Pouring – The Project

Postpartum depression is in many ways no longer taboo; it’s an affliction on the lips of many pregnant women as something they fear, and which they’ve been told counseling and medications can help. And yet—when I experienced it myself after the birth of both my children, and when I interviewed other women in the midst of their suffering—I realized that there is something we’re still not seeing, or are only willing to look at askance.

It’s Been Pouring sets out to capture the voices of mothers in their darkest moments. Through a combination of photographs, interviews and my own emails and texts, I provide a portal into the unbearable tension that exists between the miracle of birth and the potential horror that follows, leading the viewer through a narrative of despair. The sympathetic, yet unwavering lens this project brings to postpartum depression helps build the case that it is, in part, a social problem, largely due to the narrow definition of what our culture means by “mother.”

As of May 25th, this project has raised $16,300 of their $22,500 goal. This project has 7 days left to raise the $22,500 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $10 you will get a thank you card.  For a pledge of $60, you will get one signed book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rachelpapo/its-been-pouring-a-photobook?

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