I don’t know where she gathered the strength and bravery to stand for this portrait, but I suspect it came from the same place that brought me reverence in making it.
This is collaborative portraiture.
This is femininity embodied, in one of the myriad ways it takes shape as exploration.
This is a peek into the world of this mother.
This is a phase, a phrase, a holy blip of a consequential ritual with tethers that bind us from ancestor to far-flung successors.
Thank you Stephanie for letting me see and share.
Note: that tiny anything-but-a-let-down bead of let-down milk.
Photo of Stephanie Hawkes. Find Stephanie HERE