© Mhairi Bell-Moodie
Over a 12 month period, Mhairi Bell-Moodie worked with four charities and 25 women to create Nevertheless, She Persisted. The title is a nod to the catchphrase attached to Senator Elizabeth Warren's defiance in the courtroom which was then adapted by the feminist movement. The women vary in age from 13 to 59 and all but one currently live in Scotland.
The women involved have survived breast cancer, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, addiction, child loss, becoming a young widow, eating disorders, suicide attempts, discrimination for their appearance or sexuality – a whole host of traumatic events – but the one thing which unites them is their strength. Despite having to face some of life's most difficult challenges, they are speaking up because they don't want anyone else to ever feel the pain they did.