Arts & Culture
Master of Arts (MA)
The Academy once again came under fire. This time for banning a commercial that advertised a postpartum support. People all over the country became enraged. The Academy seemed more friendly to movies about murder than postpartum, in alignment with the sexist ideas that have been pervasive in this country since its foundations. This short documentary pushes back against this narrative and the silence around postpartum by showing the realities of it through a woman’s journey.
The film is a personal documentary about myself. After having my first child, I found myself traumatized and scarred by the pains of postpartum. Because this dialogue rarely happens publicly, I had no idea postpartum was something I needed to prepare for besides post part depression. As a result I was blindsided and am now doing all I can do to better prepare for my 2nd postpartum experience.
Youngblood, Lakea, "Postpartum Pains" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.