This miniseries is a visualization of my thoughts on growing up a girl, seen from three generations of females in my family tree. First is my maternal grandmother, then me and last my first granddaughter. I’ve been thinking about what circumstances we each was born in to as girls on the time of our birth, and how they’ve changed over time.
My grandmother’s path in life was known from the start in 1921, housewife and mother to the children that would come along. I was a child in the sixties and you could be anything you wanted when you grew up they said, if only you knew what you wanted to be and if you believed in yourself. Today girls are not expected to just be silent and pretty, they should be ambitious, be strong and independent while keeping family life together at the same time. But we also have to deal with a culture that still lingers, claiming men are more valuable than women and that they rule the game. There’s progress, times are better, but it’s still a long way ahead before men and women are equal.