“I know that Oxum’s intention is for life to be created, but I also know that Oxum is a mother and as a mother she doesn’t want to see her daughters sad and neglected, with equally suffering offspring. Is it love, just to let it out of the womb? That’s not love, it’s not being pro life. It’s being hypocritical.”
Even though African-derived religions in Brazil do not accept the practice of abortion, she thinks that Mother Oxum, the goddess who takes care of women’s fertility, respects their personal decisions. The natural course of life is to generate more life, but it’s not natural that every woman is obligated to do that.
Image taken between January and February 2018 for the fourth series of Us For All