26 Weeks (graphic content)

On 6th July 1999 I came into this world 14 weeks prematurely and weighing less than a bag of sugar. A consequence of my mother suffering a placental abruption, my traumatic birth was the start of a long journey for me and my parents who were exposed to a brutal version of first-time parenthood. This project explores this roller-coaster of an experience. Using a diverse portfolio of material this collection lays open this highly personal and emotional story for the first time. During my 1st 9 weeks of life, while in the care of the amazing staff of the Rosie Hospital, I had over 30 operations leaving a permanent signature on my body and a reminder of who I am and how I got here.

Throughout this project, I wanted to  express my everlasting gratitude and helped raise an incredible £1,354 to The Rosie Hospital; Addenbrookes Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. You can find the link here:


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