I believe art should deal with important themes. One of these important themes is stillbirth. From personal experience I can say that suffering a stillbirth is a heartbreaking and lonely experience. There is still a tremendous taboo surrounding stillbirth which can lead can lead to isolation on top of the grief. Stillbirth is mostly invisible in the media unless you go and find the information through dedicated support groups. However, globally there are 2.6 million stillbirths a year and in the UK alone there are ten stillbirths a day. If stillbirth was discussed more openly it could help avoid at least some of the preventable deaths and would ease the alienation felt by those who suffer it.
It is hard to break taboos but with a recent crowdfunder campaign we raised £ 580 towards this project. Many thanks to all who contributed! I am now in the process of further fundraising to make this project happen.