An Ode to Mother proposes an open dialog about motherhood, an exchange of experiences based on interviews about pregnancy, birth and life itself, without taboos. It aims to share genuine visual stories too.
This project was born from an accumulation of thoughts that needed the proper space and attention. Becoming a mother has been a life-changing experience, with mixed feelings, deep emotions, lights and shadows.
If this speaks to you, stay and share. Who are you? How do you feel about motherhood? How much has it changed your life? What has been the best so far? And the worst? Don’t be scared of sharing your feelings. Here, they are welcome.
"Motherhood is being a mom. I know this sounds tremendously simple, for such a complex task, but for me it actually all comes down to that. There's not one way of being a mother, and that's actually something I learnt when becoming one."
My Mother by Ana Hell
Mon Enfant d’argile by Carine Valette
"Motherhood is an encounter with yourself, constantly. Pure transformation."
"Showing this story is so important for human growth, evolution and healing. Motherhood, balancing work and motherhood, birth and nipples... it should all be seen as normal, wonderful, not a threat or something to be censored or behind closed curtains. We are living in 2020, it's never been more important to talk and see both motherhood and birth."