As the founder of Darling, I want to give a special message today to the mothers out there, including my own: You are seen, you are loved and all your sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. You choose to love, even when it’s hard, you choose to give, even when you don’t feel like it. You create, you push forward; you innovate in the home, in the workplace and in your community. You example is beautiful and I hope today that you feel encouraged and celebrated. I also know that for some women this day can bring up pain around the subject of motherhood for a variety of real, painful experiences. I hope for an extra dose of joy over your life today and celebrate your strength, resilience and bravery.
Image via Darling Issue 18; artwork by Lucy Panes