"how do you feel" About growing up female | 3 generations

About growing in and out of gender roles.

About the beauty of change,
 aging bodies, and souls.

About the things that may have changed over time, 
 and about those that haven’t - yet.

„how do you feel“ seeks to explore the narrative of the female within patriarchic family structures and how this narrative has evolved and changed, socially as well as privately throughout three generations of my family.This is a study and accompaniment of my mother, grandmother, and grandfather, the changing concept of womanhood, role models, and the feeling of becoming and being a woman.

How do women free themselves from patriarchic ideals of womanhood, narratives that society has laid upon them? How do we perceive ourselves, our bodies, our beauty? And what happens to a man and his attitude when he’s in his 80s? Still the old patriarch or just an old man, vulnerably looking at his reflection while combing the last remaining hair?

How do we reflect upon ourselves, what roles do we find ourselves in and how may this perspective change over time?

This is why I am asking, how do we feel?

how do you feel

© Johanna Berghorn - Garden Eden?
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Garden Eden?

© Johanna Berghorn - The wife
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The wife

© Johanna Berghorn - Female family tree
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Female family tree

© Johanna Berghorn - Rebirth
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Rebirth

© Johanna Berghorn - Woman's first sin in Garden Eden / The first act of freedom I
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Woman's first sin in Garden Eden / The first act of freedom I

© Johanna Berghorn - Woman's first sin in Garden Eden / The first act of freedom II
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Woman's first sin in Garden Eden / The first act of freedom II

© Johanna Berghorn - Mother and Daughter
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Mother and Daughter

© Johanna Berghorn - Growing
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Growing

© Johanna Berghorn - The patriarch
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The patriarch

© Johanna Berghorn - 80 years of womanhood
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80 years of womanhood

© Johanna Berghorn - 80 years of manhood
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80 years of manhood

© Johanna Berghorn - 55 years of marriage
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55 years of marriage

© Johanna Berghorn - Circle of life
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Circle of life

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