Centring the daughter’s experience, In Touch follows and examines three complex mother-daughter relationships from three distinct cultural settings that share one commonality: a daughter who has studied and, crucially, chosen to remain abroad. Independence, groundlessness, possibilities: experiences indicative of the emerging adult reality. No longer a child, not yet fully an adult, having left home and since left the comfortable structure of university life, these young women embark on new lives in contexts far from their mothers. The mobile phone mediates and blurs people’s lives between digital and physical dimensions. And so, home can be extended through technology as care is no longer bound to physical togetherness in a space.
- Ruby Davis