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Laney Hansell

Melinda Hansell's Experience with Personal Family Dynamics

Laney Hansell interviewed her mother, Melinda Hansell. This micro-documentary follows significant experiences Melinda encountered from early childhood through adulthood, with a particular focus on her relationship with others. It also discusses her connections with the notions of race and gender. The three themes that emerged were: 1) the impacts of parenting 2) motherhood as a catalyst for evaluation and realization, and 3) escaping one's past.

Trigger Warning: Domestic Abuse, Toxic Family Dynamics