For Liliana Beatriz Taboas, becoming a mom was a rocky road complete with one miscarriage, two kids, sagging body parts, and tons of self-doubt. Knowing that many moms must feel this way, she decided to celebrate these changes with a photo series called Divine Mothering.
"The series is done as a 15-minute mini photo session with four to six participants at each session," she says. "As I take the photos, I interview the women and ask them about their experiences as mothers, how their identity has grown, and what has motivated them to share their stories with me."
And the beautiful photos that come from these gatherings barely scratch the surface of all the positive things moms take away.
"We all have fun," she says. "We meet new moms, we share our stories, we connect with other women. It's wonderful to talk to the women and see them all excited, energized, and uplifted. We celebrate what we have in common and acknowledge our differences. But the differences don't matter. We all know we're doing something important."
Image via Divine Mothering/Liliana Beatriz