Pieces of Me
Offering collage as a method of artistic exploration marries beautifully with the topic of motherhood in its sheer abundantly printed form. Magazines exist to speak to us about what being a mother "should" or "could" look like. The glossy images show us mothers who are well dressed, have clear skin, clean clothes, who are smiling and happy (usually caucasian). These women are secure in their marriages (mainly heterosexual), and connected to their partners (mainly husbands). For many mothers, these images do not tell their true stories. There are little images that do. This project exists to allow women to tell create their own and share them with the communities in which they live.
The proceeds from this zine goes towards future Postpartum Therapeutic Arts Groups in partnership with the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre.