4th Trimester Bodies Project


dedicated to embracing the beauty inherent in the changes

brought to our bodies by motherhood, childbirth and breastfeeding.

 marissa final web

While perusing a blog I recently discovered, called Moxie Lady, I found a photography project that spoke to me as an artist and a mother, (that hates her body even more than she already did, post-baby.)

Fourth Trimester Bodies Project is an ongoing photo documentary, put together by Ashlee Wells Jackson, (of CHICAGO! Woot!). These beautiful photographs are of scantily clad mothers and their children.  They exemplify  art that is truly the product of a personal journey. The photo documentary is not only empowering for all women, but it grabs mothers, (such as myself), and touches them in the most personal way.

Of the many reasons Wells Jackson lists as to why this project exists, this one is my favorite — “Because no real person can compete with the tools in Photoshop and glossy magazine covers.”  PREACH! Her bio speaks to her own personal story as a mother and how this photo documentary came out of it. It is quite touching.


jennifer final web

claudette final web


Participate,  if you dare.

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