“This was something so big and so sad that was happening to me,” she says. It was beyond forgetting; Leavitt’s mother lost her “ability to navigate the world, to move through space.”
“She didn’t just stop recognizing me,” Leavitt explains. “She lost her sense of what a daughter is.”
Initially, Leavitt began documenting her mother’s deterioration so she wouldn’t forget it. “But then it was important to share it, kind of like a witness: this is the horrible thing that happened to me and I was there and I’m reporting back.” Read the full review on the Xtra! Vancouver website.