I'm seeing a lot of flack directed at awareness weeks. I can see they are problematic and can be viewed as a cheap way of acknowledging an issue without addressing the root causes / issues underpinning them.
Particularly around mental health there is a justifiable anger about focus on certain more 'acceptable' forms over others and the gaping void between intent and outcome of 'talk to someone'.
I have been quiet of late, much thinking though. I have awoken from my dormant state by news that #BabyLossAwareness week will be marked with a documentary
I have very, very mixed feelings about this. I have seen the comments from participants urging critics to wait and see and not believe the 'media hype' about the film.
The interviews with the producer are enraging.
My wife heard the plan to capture the primal scream of loss and was furious
Nov 30, 2017 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Images of individuals, whether in still photographs or moving film images, will often be caught by the definition of personal data in the Data ProtectionAct 1998.
In many cases consent from the individuals will need to be obtained in order to process (capture and use) the images fairly and lawfully.
Nov 28, 2017 • 12 tweets • 2 min read
I had considered a blog but I'm going to go for a thread instead on the tension of awareness raising and offence following on from @TheLegacyOfLeo better post on the subject.thelegacyofleo.com/2017/11/25/pro…
Time and time again we come round to the same tension. Often we can’t talk about our experiences for fear of offending / upsetting someone whether that person has suffered loss or is pregnant or not.
Oct 19, 2017 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
Today marks my twin sons 6th (still)birthday. This time last year my wife had been induced and told to come back two days later.
Hours later her waters broke and we went to hospital so she could give birth shoeboxfullofmemories.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/the…