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About Bailey's work
‘MUM’ is a series of images that aim to break the stigma of single mothers. Often in tabloid newspapers such as the Sun, we see single mothers who claim benefits being portrayed in a bad light, with articles and commenters deeming them as lazy, unworthy and some even going to the extreme of saying they don’t deserve having their children. Coming from a single mum, I want my images to show my relationship with her and how, even if she does claim benefits, she is hardworking, loving, worthy and has always done her best to provide for the both of us. With my work, I want to fight against the classism and discrimination shown within these articles to show that single mums are just as worthy and important as everybody else.