I have worked in social care for many years. My photography practice explores the diversity and uniqueness of humans. My ongoing series, Diary of a Care Girl explores the psychological landscape of the adults I work with in social care.
I believe there is a misunderstanding of disabled adults and their value. This may be partly due to visibility. There is a misconception that they should not be photographed because of exploitation, however speaking directly to adults with disabilities, their families and support network they’ve expressed the desire to been seen. They want to be visible, celebrated and be an active part of society.
If we silence minorities and hide them from sight our misconceptions and fear remains and community’s stays unequal. Diary of a Care Girl explores society’s relationship with “differences” and challenges the fictions around theses. It’s not how different we all are, but rather how alike we are as people that is significant.