Between Right and Shame #8
Tamara (42) is a doctor and became pregnant in her sixth year at university after an affair with a man from Morocco. In the 1990s in Belarus, she felt people would see that as shameful. She especially feared her father’s reaction and being exposed in a small village. Although she wanted the baby, she did not feel strong or mature enough to stand up for herself and do it alone, so had an abortion in her twelfth week.

Tatsiana Tkachova

Exhibit: POS WP 215 149

 

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Between Right and Shame #8
Portraits, Stories, 2nd Prize

Tamara (42) is a doctor and became pregnant in her sixth year at university after an affair with a man from Morocco. In the 1990s in Belarus, she felt people would see that as shameful. She especially feared her father’s reaction and being exposed in a small village. Although she wanted the baby, she did not feel strong or mature enough to stand up for herself and do it alone, so had an abortion in her twelfth week.

تمارا (42 عاماً) طبيبة وحملت في سنتها السادسة في الجامعة بعد إقامة علاقة مع رجل من المغرب. كان ذلك في التسعينيات في بيلاروسيا، فشعرت بأنّ الناس سيعتبرون ما فعلته عاراً. وأكثر ما أقلقها ردة فعل والدها بما أنها تنتمي إلى بلدةٍ صغيرة. وعلى الرغم من أنها رغبت في إنجاب الطفل إلاّ أنها لم تشعر بأنها تملك ما يكفي من القوة أو النضوج للدفاع عن نفسها وتربية الطفل بمفردها، فأجرت عملية إجهاض في الأسبوع الثاني عشر من حملها.

Photographer:
Tatsiana Tkachova



Exhibit: POS WP 215 149

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