A painting of #misCOURAGE

'Some people stopped to look but suddenly left quickly as soon as they saw the title and the fetus near the woman.'

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December 2016

Beatrice Refievna's Fausse Couche, (English Translation: Miscarriage).

Beatrice found that her Christian faith and art were the things that helped her deal with the pain of miscarriage.

'I lost the baby at three months of pregnancy. I kept the fetus to be buried in my mother's garden, near a tree. I gave the name "June" to this baby who was supposed to be born in June 2001. There is no legal trace of this baby because it was a fetus, but for me this fetus was my second child and the child born later in 2002 is my third child.'

This painting has been in an exhibition and Beatrice stayed close to observe people's reactions.

'Some people stopped to look but suddenly left quickly as soon as they saw the title and the fetus near the woman. Some women and few men, on the contrary started to talk to me about they painful experience with miscarriage and how taboo it was to talk about it, how their pain was to be silenced because society does not consider a fetus to be a child.'

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