Before I started shooting the Divine-Mothering Series I thought for a long time. I asked myself, what was I going to do with these images? What was the point of it all? What was my purpose?
To be honest, I wasn’t sure. I just knew I wanted to shoot them. I knew they needed to be seen and shared. I knew it was a powerful message at the throat of every new mother.
We stand in front of that mirror, only a few days postpartum, and we cringe. We mourn. We cry. Not all women’s bodies change permanently postpartum, but many do. For those women, we have a massive media train telling us something is wrong with our bodies. I wanted to seek out women who were ready to accept their postpartum bodies, however they were. Small or big, marked or spared, soft or firm. It didn’t matter. All that mattered was a different type of beauty. The type that comes from within. The type that radiates from the inside thought your smile, your eyes, your love.
Divine-Mothering was an instant hit. Between the images and stories, it was hard to miss the inspirational message. My heart swelled, it was like watching magic happen. The images being produced, are in my completely biased opinion, devastatingly beautiful. The stories being shared connect all of us in common experiences, fears, joys, and triumphs. It’s hard to explain how much energy and power this idea has generated so intensely and so quickly.
As my first round of Photo+Interview Sessions this past summer came to a close, I was left with a brief moment of quiet and rest… And then…
Like a blaze of fire in my mind, I rushed to put words on paper, capturing every precious drop of inspiration and motivation into the rush of creativity.
I am immensely pleased to announce that this October 2015, I will be releasing my very first Children’s Book. What I hope will be the first of many. The images and self loving message of Divine-Mothering has been transformed into a bonding experience that is sure to touch the heart of all, young and old. Written from the perspective of a loving mother, this book is designed for mother and child and celebrates the magical transformation women make into motherhood.
Without further ado. I present to you ‘I Will Always Be Your Mother’ by Liliana Taboas. My hope is that this book will not only showcase the incredible images being produced by Divine-Mothering, but will also be a joy to read and share with your loved ones, and in this way start the much needed process of normalizing, humanizing, and especially, de-sexualizing, the incredible female form. This is visual and literary medicine for the next generation of women, and men alike.
I will share more details soon, but in the mean time, I need YOU to get excited. I need YOU to spread the word.
I am in the final stages of the process and am counting the days until I have the first copies in my hands… and I hope that you will start counting them down with me.
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