Winner: The Juggling Act
The Juggling Act© Andrea Sparks
Women's Health West recently ran a photo competition with the theme Equity and justice for women in the west: through women's eyes. This is a copy of my acceptance speech.
Wow – thank you to Women's health West for the opportunity to enter their competition and win this lovely prize for my photo of the juggling act.
I was wondering how I could capture equity and justice in my daily life. Reading through the website I noticed that 83.8% of single parents make up the population in the western region of Melbourne.
Mmmm I'm one of those 83.8 per cent, so I thought about my life and came up with the juggling act. Although talking with other women who are married they have their own form of the juggling act too.
The Lego head represents my child (Ben) and his every smiling happy face.
The basketball represents our struggle to fit in exercise to our busy life.
The toys – the fallen hulk shows the loss of man in our life and the nerf gun says we can and will protect ourselves.
The washing – because, there is always washing.
My legs with body art - a working mother dressed in heels and skirt putting out the washing. Struggling with roles of responsibility (of mother, daughter, employee, team mate, friend) and time for herself.
Weeds – there's never enough time to do the things you want to do.
Thanks again for allowing me the opportunity express what is my life in the form of photography