Three different mothers, three different stories. All of them suffering from postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a serious and debilitating illness that affects approximately 10%–20% of women who give birth but not a lot of people talks about this.
As an artist who has suffered from mental illness after giving birth, the feeling of isolation and loneliness was indescribable. This is a visual history that speaks directly to my heart. Mental illness can hit anyone after giving birth. The prenatal and postpartum periods represent a time of unique vulnerability to mental illness as well as complex emotions and expectations about motherhood. Expectations about motherhood makes everything more complicated. The stigma behind postpartum depression leaves mothers feeling with a sense of loneliness and guilt.