This photo is part of the series: "The House of Souls"All photos were taken in an old German villa in... Read More
This photo is part of the series: "The House of Souls"
All photos were taken in an old German
villa in my hometown in Poland. The stories of people who lived in this
house for generations inspired me to tell what is currently happening
in Poland. History repeats itself, and we humans kept making the same
mistakes. In 2015 the right-wing PiS party won the elections and since
then our country has been collapsing, dragging us women into the abyss.
Refugees were attacked first, then gays and lesbians, and finally women.
The consequences of this are already fatal. A church-backed right-wing
party tries to rule our bodies, decide whether we are to live or die.
Strikes of women fighting for their rights are sweeping through Poland.
The government does not listen to us, and women who are denied abortion
die. Slowly our country, our home begins to resemble The Republic of
Gilead from Margaret Atwoods "Handmaid´s Tale".
"In a totalitarian state
It will not be taken from us
From day to day
Tuesday to Wednesday
They will skim it slowly
Take away piece by piece
(Even giving back sometimes
But always less than was taken)
Every day for a little
In unnoticeable amounts
Until one day
After a few or several years
We wake up in captivity
But we won't know about it
We will be convinced
That it should be so
Because it's always been like that."
Kornel Filipowicz "Captivity"
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