November 2020: National lottery Emerging Futures Fund, ‘4MNet Re-imagining the Future’ A 9 – month creative project that started in November 2020. Mentor Mothers were trained to use photography and creative writing to document and share our visions for better futures post-lockdown where all elements we need to be happy, healthy and safe are present. Through this project, we used virtual peer sessions to reflect, analyse and share our ideas, photos and writing. Using creativity, we document intersections that exist for us, envision holistic policy, practice, what we value most and show the contributions we make to society.
This project has enabled us see what can be possible and it is our intention to make foresight and imagination an ongoing part of our community to enable us carry on being positively contributing members of our community and keep hope alive with intention. It shows the importance of creative spaces in enabling women’s voices and facilitating participation. We held a Virtual Exhibition Event on Friday, April 30th, 2021. Our main aim is to share with key organisations and decision makers who have power to change policy and practice to improve our quality of life as women living with HIV.
Watch this space (link for exhibition) for our Femifestos and creative outputs………..