In an age where social media and technology provide us with constant opportunities to take and retake photos, add filters, edit flaws and present an often unrealistic image of ourselves and our lives as mothers, we set out to create a series of real-life motherhood moments – without the filters, without the edits, but with all the beauty.
This is Liz.
In her words:
One thing that makes us unique from a lot of other families is that we both have a lot of body modifications, including visible tattoos, facial piercings, and crazy coloured hair. We have been judged in public, and it’s very hurtful. I think a lot of people assumer that we don’t know what we’re doing, or we’re not attentive, loving or “good” parents. One of our worst fears is that Fynn will make some friends that won’t be allowed over to our house because their parents think we’re too weird or irresponsible. But my experience with motherhood is just like anyone else’s. I cuddle, kiss, hug and play with my son, just like you. I comfort him during tantrums, make his meals, and take care of him just like anyone else. Both me, and my husband, work full time to make our son’ life as perfect as we can. We’re great parents! And just because we may look weird, doesn’t mean we are. (Well, maybe a little!)