I am constantly convicted in my heart as to what unconditional love truly means by becoming a Mother. My children push the love limits in a way that allows me to grow and I am so blessed because of it. Mama love is a love that exceeds all and is something to be cherished forever.
Jamia, Inez & Mateo
Being a mom is like receiving a gift every day. There’s always something new to experience. I had no idea how much I would love motherhood and that it would change my life forever. I love the change in me. I thank my daughter for bringing out the best in me. I do what matters most in life, and that’s to be the best mother and wife that I can be because tomorrow, she’ll do something different, and it’s my job to discover all of what she brings to my life. That’s living. That’s motherhood.
LaTasha & Sage
20 curators were invited to select 125 artists to use their own personal aesthetic and medium to transform a simple ceramic bowl, drawing inspiration from the bowl as a symbol of a space where healing can take place. The exhibition benefits Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, a nonprofit health, education, and arts organization that develops and promotes healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental resources that lead to life-affirming changes for people affected by cancer.Alchemical Vessels at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery (1632 U St. NW)
April 4 – May 16, 2014
Opening Reception – Friday, April 4, 7-9pm
Special Benefit Event – Friday, May 2
Eight Mama Love photos will be exhibited at The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD May 9 to July 12. Security is pretty tight at NIH so don’t plan on walking in off the street if you don’t work there. Contact me for visitation info.
More shows are on the horizon. I’ll keep you posted. If you know of a health, wellness or community facility interested in exhibiting photos from the project, please contact me and we’ll see if we can make it happen.
A few months ago it seemed as though life’s hills and valleys would level out. That didn’t happen. We tried two new caregivers since November. Neither worked out. Today I accepted the fact that I have to work with my circumstances instead of trying to change them. I’m taking an alternate route to my goal and moving full steam ahead.
I’ll need your help spreading the word about the book and an upcoming exhibit. Subscribe to this blog or like the facebook page for updates. Invite friends to do the same. Thanks a bunch.
Mama Love clearly defines my desire and responsibility to love, cherish, guide and educate for the purpose of creating a more consciously aware generation. I thank GOD everyday for the opportunity to LOVE and NURTURE our children!!!
Linda, Cheveyo & Aiyana
In case you’re wondering why I haven’t posted new photos in ages, I’m waiting. I’m waiting for Mama Love to be published, which means waiting to launch the Kickstarter campaign, which means waiting to finish the Kickstarter video. Also, I’ve been waiting to find just the right caregiver to help with my parents so I could work a little more. After many, many tryouts, I’m happy to say we found a really great person a few weeks ago so all systems are GO! The last bits for the video were recorded earlier this month. I hope to launch the Kickstarter campaign in December and go to press in February. I’m excited!!!
I want to send a very powerful message to people of color about the beauty of the love between mother and child. I think if there were more images of our people embracing and “loving on” our children, we could potentially change some of the negative dynamics that exist in our communities.
As a breastfeeding mother and major advocate for breastfeeding in the African American community, I have seen first hand the power and benefits of physical closeness to both mother and baby.
I wonder how it must feel to be loved by a mother, to say I want my mommy and get to have her, to say mommy I love you and to hear her say it back and feel that she loves you more than anything or anyone in the world. I love giving that feeling to my son. He will never have to wonder.
Marleen & Rashad