by Chiara Luxardo
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, 2020

The path to parenthood for queer couples is not straightforward, but the artist is fortunate to live in one of the few countries where it is possible. As a lesbian couple, the journey to becoming parents is vastly different, involving careful planning, rationalisation, and preemptive anxiety in a world that largely caters to heteronormative ideals. The artwork takes a humorous approach to reflect the complex and arduous journey specific to same-sex couples. It captures the overwhelming psychosomatic experience of IVF while also celebrating the incredible potential of the female body.

Chiara is a documentary photographer and lens-based artist based in London, UK.

In her work, she explores themes of family, relationships and queerness using intimate personal stories & portrait series.

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