Hear Our Stories
One of The Mid Drift Movement's signature elements in community outreach is to ask what mothers may want to "hide" regarding their postpartum bodies, and what they have "pride" in related to their postpartum experiences. View the video below for a sample as we plan to continue this formula as we interact with mothers/partners around the globe...
What is Mid Drift?
Mid Drift is a feature length documentary film about postpartum experience around the world. America’s obsession with “body after baby” is harmful and we want to shift the conversation to center on the incredible experiences and community surrounding motherhood. Angie, co-founder of The Mid Drift Movement and producer of this film, will also play a major role in this film as a "character" struggling with postpartum issues of her own.
In addition, The Mid Drift Movement is a nonprofit organization using media, art, community outreach, and film to change the conversation surrounding postpartum body image in our culture. We already have appeared at numerous local events, led workshops on this topic, and plan to continue interacting with communities at conferences/events around the United States and beyond (where we will also collect footage for this film).
We believe that, in order to change the conversation, we must learn from other cultures that are serving new mothers in a more positive way. Therefore we plan to visit several countries from around the globe to discover how postpartum body image and experience varies among cultures and how it impacts their experience.
These Stories Must Be Told
Mid Drift aims to start a fresh conversation exposing the truth about the postpartum body and the challenges faced by women and their partners as they encounter society’s unfair expectations. Being the first documentary film of its kind, Mid Drift will give a voice that needs to be heard to empower and educate.
Hearing mamas one after another timidly admit that they were struggling with their new shapes, I realized that not only could I empathize, but that many of these women thought they were the only ones who felt that way. They felt alone were ashamed of their softer, looser bodies.
As I implored them to love themselves and to embrace and own their softness as they cradled their babes, I was finding that, as a mother of four, I could relate all too well as I was having my own struggle to accept my body. This film will chronicle my journey towards self love as I help others along theirs.
Making This a Reality
Overall, your contributions will help support the actual production of this film as we invest in the "starter" equipment to continue our work. Through our continued travels and community outreach, it is important to have portable, yet high quality, equipment on hand for effectively capturing footage for the Mid Drift documentary.
The Mid Drift Movement in the Media
Since Mid Drift's conception, we have already made headlines in numerous media agencies such as NBC news, Telemundo, USA Today, Parenting Magazine, Redbook, The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and more.
We are confident that the issue of postpartum body image is immensely important as mothers and partners from around the world continue to share stories/photos and join this movement through social media and through our ally projects such as A Beautiful Body Project, 4th Trimester Bodies Project, Divine Mothering, The Shape of A Mother, The Honest Body Project among others.
(For details on donation levels and rewards, see descriptions to the right)
Risks and challenges
Like most films, the biggest challenge is funding the project. Since we have recently become a nonprofit organization, our plan is to continuously seek funding from grants,foundations, corporations, and private donors. If for whatever reason, Mid Drift doesn't find funding for a feature length documentary, we are committed to continuing our organization's community outreach and WILL produce a film project of some form.
We are taking a risk by putting our "real jobs" on hold for at least a year and pulling our children out of school to produce this film and get our organization further established. We view this risk as an adventure that we and our supporters fully believe in.
In addition, film making and running a nonprofit is a new endeavor for us! However, we are fully confident that we have the motivation, skills, connections, creative vision, and support necessary for success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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