On December 18th, 2015, my mom, Denise Veronica, suffered a brain aneurysm in the central part of her brain. While working on her memory retention, I started to recall my memory of witnessing her losing herself in the role of being a single mother to two children throughout the years and how that affected her in more ways than one, especially in terms of her health. I explore what it means for my mom to now be a differently-abled Black woman who is being cared for by her daughter and mother; and what it means for the child to become the caretaker. I am using photography to explore my mom’s history, who she is now, and how she functions.
Now she can confidently tell you that her name is Denise, that she's 51 years old with two kids: a son named Spencer and a daughter named Jasmine