I've been working on a very personal piece over the past couple of months, one that may grow as time goes on. In the 12 years after my birth, my mother lost a total of 6 pregnancies, all culminating with the stillbirth of my brother Jacob. This experience opened my eyes to a sort of secret world where many women and families suffer in silence. It's an issue that is tough to talk about, it's hard to know what to say, or know how to comfort those experiencing this type of loss.
My piece will follow the history and experience of my Mother. It will cover her challenges, her heartbreak, and ultimately explore life after loss and her existential journey to find peace. In developing and sharing this trailer, I am at a crossroads as to whether or not I should expand the project to a larger level. The completed piece will either be out in the next month or two, or later this year if the project grows to a longer format.
I would love to hear your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and feedback. If you have something to share please email me at email@example.com
Special Thanks to: Ann Lovering, Dave Lovering, Anne, Glenn, and Will Barley, Dee, Chris and Theo, Sabrina Smelko, Zak Scholtz, John Challinor, Anna at The Music Bed, the Knox Presbyterian Milton board, and all those partners and friends who have given generous feedback.