Parent Skins

 

Parent Skins is a participatory photo performance series that tackles topics of postpartum depression and isolation with a humor that diffuses the weight of the stigma surrounding mental health. Participants of the project are invited to capture photos or video of themselves wearing a “parent skin” bodysuit in their everyday environment. As a supplement to the photographs, they are asked to include written details that help shed light on their emotional state at the time. As a whole, the series speaks to the feeling of isolation collectively, thus uniting parents from different walks of life together.