Oh hi, hi, I’m back! I haven’t been around this week because… Biographie has launched!!
A while back I told you about the story telling series I’ve been working on. I said we were launching in March so I had to hustle to get it done in time. It’s been a lot of work for mama during spring break with three babes but I’ve genuinely loved every minute working on it. I hit publish at 5:55pm on March 31st.
I feel so blessed to be involved with this community of women writing our motherhood truths. I’m so excited to share these stories with you over the coming months.
The first in the series is a story on marriage from Georgie Gardner.
I found Georgie on Instagram a while back and fell in love with her photographs. She lives on the northern beaches in my home town of Sydney and her photos are pure Australia to me. I wrote to Georgie on a whim, asking her if she’d be a part of the Biographie project. I’m so glad that I did. Her story on marriage is beautiful and honest and you should read it. I know that many of you will see a little of your own journey in her writing.
Today I posted Jasmine Punzalan’s story about battling breast cancer. The first time I spoke to Jasmine we were talking about collaborating on something in the lead up to the opening of her new ethical children’s store Kodomo. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer only a couple of months earlier. What struck me was Jasmine’s positive energy and optimism. Here she was, gearing up for chemo and all that goes with being a mother and cancer survivor and she was about to start her own business. I knew then that she believed in something bigger than herself.
With each new story that I read, I learn something about us as women. Our strength and tenacity, our softness and compassion, our humanity and our straight up adaptability – are the things that make us incredible mothers, partners and friends.
I hope you love this series as much as I do.
If you are interested in writing for the series, I would love to hear your story. Go to Biographie Submissions for more info.