Raising awareness of baby loss is so important.
It is important because it is such a taboo subject. Nobody ever speaks about it! Raising awareness will ensure that more is done to help families when they have lost a baby. If more health professionals are made aware of it then more will be done to stop so many little lives being lost every day across the world! And if more people in the general public are made aware then it will ensure that they are able to empathise with and listen to bereaved parents that may be their family or friends - this will help the bereaved families to cope with the emotional stress that comes with the grief of losing a baby.
As the founder of The Primrose Project I am passionate about speaking out. I believe that if you speak out, you are in fact lending an ear to those who are in need. So many bereaved families feel as if they are on their own and that they have nobody to speak to… If nobody knows how you feel then how on earth are you supposed to speak to anybody about your feelings? I have secretly been channelling my own feelings into one long poem for the past few months. After putting many hours and many tears into my poem, it has been decided that it is going to be turned into a documentary style short film!
The film is entitled “I Am Her.” It will enable families to share their grief with others when they have previously felt like no one is listening. It explores the emotional and physical pain of baby loss in a very beautiful and sensitive way. I want to give our community a voice. On our own we are small, but our voices together as one are louder than we can ever imagine!
I am hoping to smash the silence and break the taboo with this film. I want to make an impact and more importantly I want people to know that they are not on their own!
The production and publicising of I Am Her will cost £1200. I know that this may seem like a lot of money but I know that it will be worth it. I will be holding various fundraisers next year to raise this money but please, if you are not local and cant attend our events then consider donating towards this page. Even £1 would make a huge difference. Thankyou!