Female Guilt

Tracey McEachran

 

Artist | Educator

Female Guilt

 

I cannot remember I time that I didn't suffer from feeling guilt, maybe it is my Catholic upbringing or that fact that I belong to the female sex. Guilt is not always a bad thing, to know you are guilty offers the possibility of remorse and therefore to seek forgiveness. Something again that is at the heart of Catholicism.

 

However on becoming a mother my feelings of guilt increased substantially. Life was so busy, I didn't take the time to really think about how much guilt I was experiencing. The guilt was noisy enough to make me feel bad, but not loud enough for me to deal with the guilt.

 

A conversation with a friend about the level of guilt I was experiencing led me to produce this series of images and for a while put the feeling of guilt behind me.