In 2014, photographer Katie Gardner took some photos for me at Blogher for a project that never materialized. Our intent was to put together a book, but the resources to put that book together never showed up no matter how hard we tapped the Universe’s shoulder.
We saved the most beautiful photos of these women for this non-existent book and I think of them often, wishing they were being seen. If you want to think of this as a Mother’s Day thing, fine. Some of them are mothers. Some of them have mothers. But I’d rather think of them as what they are – Beautiful Souls who let us see inside for a moment. Some of them I’m lucky enough to call friends. (Some of them I don’t know. If you know someone that isn’t labeled yet, let me know? Thanks.)
Many thanks to the contributors of words for this project. You can see in the photos that these beautiful souls are listening to the brilliant poet Amy Turn Sharp and the heartwarming and irreverent words from Robin Plemmons.
Crystal Hammond & friend.
Julie Nowell & friend.
Sharelle D. Lowery & friend.
Anjum Choudhry Nayyar & friend.
Carly Morgan & Eden Hensley Silverstein
Danielle D. Washington & friend.
Me and my daughter, Alex. <3
6 Replies to “Beautiful Souls”
I remember that night! It was lovely.
It was lovely! I was so happy with how it turned out. I’m glad you were there. <3
Simply beautiful! Thanks for allowing me to be apart.
I LOVE everything about this. Loved being a part of it and hearing Amy’s voice. I adore you, my dear friend. You are a beautiful, beautiful soul who makes my life one million trillion times better. xoxox
These are all beautiful! Thank you for this!
Thank you SO MUCH for reminding me of a wonderful and empowering weekend! I met so many amazing women there with my sista, Molly Mills. Miss that scene!