Originally uploaded by Graham Bauer.
Two years ago today I got The Shape of a Mother up and running. Since then we have had over 600 submissions (possibly over 700), have been mentioned in blogs, newspapers, radio shows, magazines and more. I am honored to have such a part in society, to have helped bring so many women together to support each other. We have truly begun to change the way society sees mothers and it will only get better from here. We, like the woman in this photo, have stuck our hands stubbornly on our hips, thrown on our bikinis (I realize she is not wearing a bikini, bear with me here, m’kay?) and told the world we ARE beautiful exactly the way we are, thankyouverymuch.
So thanks to each and every one of you – to you who have bravely posted your photos, to you who have read them and healed your heart a little, and to you who have passed the link along to friends or family or blog readers. Every single one of you is an integral part of this site. Thank you.
Here’s to another year (or two! or more!) of changing the world!