Journal article

Care, collaboration and critique: The intersection of creativity and wellbeing in older women.

Lila Moosad, Catherine Vaughan

International Journal of Wellbeing | International Journal of Wellbeing | Published : 2020

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the intersection of creativity and wellbeing for older women based on the experience of a group who participated in a photography project in Melbourne, Australia. We draw on interviews with 18 women who participated in the 500 Strong photography project in 2019. This project aimed to raise the visibility and dispel stereotypical portrayals of older women through an exhibition of nude photographs of more than 400 women aged over 50 from Melbourne and regional Victoria. We suggest that, for the participants in this study, creativity and wellbeing are interlinked through the domains of care, collaboration and critique. For some women, the photography experience was..

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