What Would the World Be Without Women
Stories from the 9th Ward
Neighborhood Story Project (NSP)
Waukesha Jackson’s book is an examination of loss and recovery. Starting with her relationship to her mother, Ms. Jackson reflects upon the struggles inherent in many of the lives of women living in the Ninth Ward. In particular, she examines the frequent role of women as caretaker of the community – in their homes, social clubs, barrooms, and churches. Through interviews, photography, and reflection, Ms. Jackson captures the tough times and victories of her family and neighbors.