Maternal Portrait

This video follows my maternal genealogical line, one rarely followed because women traditionally take the name of their husband, making it more difficult to find information down this side of history.
The video follows a timeline, from both sides of my family. It follows my mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers. I dressed up as these women, and provided any information I could find about their lives at the age of 20, the same age I am today.

I loved this project, it made me feel very connected to all these women who came before me and paved my path. I encourage everyone to ask their mothers and grandmothers about their maternal family tree, don’t forget the ‘her-story’!