I think no one have missed the awfully good series that is Margater Atwoods “The Handsmaids Tale” – and I say “awfully” because it is So good and yet so horrible when you think about how close such a future might be.
And if you haven’t seen it, Do! you will be moved, and angry, terrified, and totally addicted.
With hate and misogynous thinking creeping back (or maybe it never really disapered to begin with) into our minds.
With les than a week left to the Swedish election for parliament, I actually fear that we are going backward, and instead of learning from history, we are headed head long into Atwoods dystopian future.
So, to show my opposition against the hate and backward thinking of these parties, I wanted to do a “Handmaids tale” photoshoot.
For this shoot I’m wearing My 1550s Kirtle with apron and cap, a bumrol, embroidered shift, mittens and most importantly my red “riding hood” cape.
I also managed to get a few shots with my baby girl E (her clothes are all modern).
“Freedom, like everything else is relative” (The Handmaid’s tale 2017)
“Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it” (The handmaid’s tale 2017)
“Under his eye…”
“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum/ Don’t let the bastards grind you down” (The handmaid’s tale 2017)
“They should never have given us uniforms, if they didn’t want us to be an army” (Handmaid’s tale 2017)
“Ordinary is what you’r used to” (the Handmaid’s tale 2017)
“Better never means better for everyone…It always means worse, for someone.” (“Handsmaid’s tale 2017)
“Stop! Don’t touch my baby girls rights!”
“Praised be, bitch!” (Handmaid’s tale 2017)
Photos by: Maria Petersson
4 thoughts on “Handmaid’s tale (photoshoot)”
Love this book! Interesting to know the sentiment on the other side of the world. Women every where must unite! Always love your photos.
So the whole world has gone crazy. Canada pretty much is nuts as well. Congratulations on the birth of your little Princess! You have a cute little family to keep you very busy. All the best. Love the outfits to match the story.
Thank you for your sentiments and your work! Congratulations on your baby daughter, may she grow up as wise as her mother!