An Exploration of Motherhood
A celebration of Motherhood, in all its' forms:
A mother who has lost their child
Those with two moms
Moms who do it all
Moms with adult children
Those who step into the role of mother
Those without mothers
Love to all mothers, especially the greatest one of all: Mother Earth.
Dance in the Light by Ebonee Davis
I am in every way a reflection of you
A replica of your love
You are my origin
Your womb is my native land
Your crass vernacular is my native tongue
I am indigenous to the parts of you that have been colonized by those who did not deserve to know the smooth of your skin nor the texture of your touch
You have given me life beyond measure, for what you have passed down to me cannot be quantified by this system and its need to compare, it’s quest for more
I am the recipient of an invisible inheritance
There will be no martyrdom, only celebration
There will be no sacrifice, only unconditional giving of self according to my own free will
There will be no taking, only offering
It is because of you that I know the difference
Because I watched you dance in the shadows
Sometimes lacking grace at times but never stopping, never standing still, never slowing down
And so, I dance in the light.
Read the entire interview with Ebonee here.
Read the entire interview with Jessi here.
Read the entire interview with Synmia here.
Read the entire interview with Mama Wang here.
KATHRYN + HELEN
Read the entire interview with Kathryn and Helen here.
CHAUNTICE + MIA
Read the entire interview with Chauntice and Mia here.
Read the entire interview with Stella here.
Read the entire interview with Chiharu here.
AKUA + REBECCA
Read the entire interview with Akua + Rebecca here.
We hope you enjoy this exploration, thank you for diving in with us.
ENDLESS GRATITUDE TO THE TEAM:
DIRECTOR + PHOTOGRAPHER: Kanya Iwana (@kanyaiwana)
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Kelly Wang Shanahan (@theziran)
DP: Hanna Radjawane (@h__a__n___)
SOUND/MIX ENGINEER: Natey (@natey301)
VIDEO EDITOR: Jobe Lowen (@admissionplus1)
STYLIST: Savanna Chonis (@savannakc)
MUA: Francesca Martin (@francescamartin.makeup), Jessie Maranda (@jessiemaranda)
Hair: Andrea Samuels (@andreasamuels__)
FLOWERS: Glorimer Flower & Co (@gloflo__)
JEWELRY: Maaari (@maaari_co)
Akua + Rebecca (@shabakaaa + @houseofaama)
Chiharu (@chiharujutargate + @babyshinekids)
Kathryn + Helen (@thatpianogirlkat)
Mama Wang, Kelly + Mindy (@theziran + @mingwang)
Chauntice + Mia (@chaunticegreen)
Shot in Los Angeles, April 2021.