Photographing Psychosis: Nina McCallig In Conversation @ The Women's Organisation, Liverpool [21 May]

Photographing Psychosis: Nina McCallig In Conversation


42
21
May
18:00 - 21:00

 Facebook event page
The Women's Organisation
54 St James Street, L1 0AB Liverpool
Going ‘crazy’ was never part of Nina McCallig’s plan until she suffered a public breakdown and was sectioned in a psychiatric ward for post-partum psychosis a week after the birth of her first child. Find out how Nina rediscovered herself and chose to not allow stigma to shape her life.

Just a week after the birth of her child Nina became forgetful, stopped recognising the faces of people she knew and began writing on her own arms. After a series of hallucinations Nina was sectioned after a public breakdown that saw the police called out and spent two weeks in the Broadoak psychiatric facility in Broadgreen. It was here that Nina rediscovered herself after picking up a book that jolted her memory to remind her of who she really was.

Nina’s powerful black-and-white photography tells the story of her recovery and the frank and unstigmazed way in which she presents her experience is a refreshing and informative way of understanding mental health.

Nina was born and brought up in a small part of Dublin called Blackrock. After travelling around Australia where she met Mark, her husband-to-be during a cyclone, she came back to Mark’s hometown of Liverpool to start a family.

‘My name is Christina Alice Gabrielle McCallig’, writes Nina in her unpublished memoir, ‘but all of my life I have just been called Nina, don’t ask me why. I always said when I grow up I will become her, Christina I mean. She will be wise, successful and an adult at last, somehow it didn’t turn out this way…’

Join Nina for a fascinating photographic presentation and discussion on how she rediscovered herself, chose to not allow the stigma of mental health shape her life, and how she is using her photography and her experiences to end the stigma around mental illness and raise awareness of post-partum (after child) psychosis.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ The Women's Organisation:

Breaking Through the Glass TV Screen
The Women's Organisation
State Invasion of Women's Bodies: Spies & Lies - Who Decides?
The Women's Organisation
Beyond #MeToo
The Women's Organisation

The most anticipated events in Liverpool :

Liverpool Spring Festival
Sefton Park
Limited Availability: Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Floral Pavilion
Neighbourhood Weekender 2018
Victoria Park, Warrington
Prosecco & Percussion Festival | Liverpool
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Chester Vintage & Street Food Fair
Carriage Shed
Gin & Disco Festival - Chester
Carriage Shed
Essar Chester 2018 Half Marathon
Chester Racecourse
2018 Smithdown Road Festival
Smithdown Road Festival
Craig David at Aintree Racecourse
Aintree Racecourse
The Midnight Gang by David Walliams - Outdoor Theatre at Walton Gardens
Walton Hall, Cheshire
The most popular events in your news feed!