The Young Motherhood Project – Photography Exhibition

I’ve mentioned Jendella quite a few times on my blog and always for positive reasons, here she is again with her latest photography exhibit “The Young Motherhood Project”.

“For three weeks through December and January, Young Motherhood will be exhibited at the Lower Cafe Gallery at one of East London’s foremost community and arts venues.
The exhibition  features all 25 portraits from the Young Motherhood project, alongside the project film trailer and excerpts from interviews. The exhibition was supported by Rich Mix, somewhereto and O2 Think Big.

Photographed by Jendella
Photographed by Jendella
Photographed by Jendella

Twenty-seven women of various ages were interviewed and photographed with their children for Young Motherhood.

One of the key aims of this project, alongside challenging existing discourses and stereotypes is to encourage other women who are, or about to be young mothers themselves. Many of the participants in Young Motherhood, explained how valuable and encouraging it was for them to meet and converse with other young mothers who could understand exactly what they were going through. For those who didn’t have a community of other young mothers that they could tap into, they spoke about how encouraging it would have been to simply hear the stories and experiences of other young mothers who had been through and were going through similar things.”

Check out the video below!

Young Motherhood Project Preview Trailerfrom JENDELLA.on Vimeo.

I went down in support of my girl Jeni and was impressed by her ability to once again display and powerfully communicate a story that is usually misrepresented by negative stereotypes. She gave a voice to these women and a platform to tell their own stories and educate us about our miseducation !

Congratulations & Well done!


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