Today marks two incredible years of connecting, sharing, and photographing queer mothers* and their families for The Pride & Joy Project. I can't believe how quickly time has gone by and how many people are interested to help propel the series further than I could have imagined!
Before I comment on anything else I must extend a thank you to each and every person -- adult & child alike - who have trusted me with their most joyful moments, shared with me their fears and their struggles, and opened their hearts and their homes to me & the camera to help capture what it is that makes our families so beautiful: love.
Thank you for giving me the best possible job I could ever ask for.
Thank you for inspiring me to work harder, to do more, and to never give up on a dream.
Thank you for giving me the support to do and create work that is truly changing lives around the world! Often, you'll see me making posts to social media writing with "we" in the sentences, instead of "I" - when I say that it's because this work is bigger than just me: it's about all of us. It's about you, the good friends you've known for years, the new queer parents you met last week, and all of the friends, families, and allies that have been there with us along the way.
WE are in this together, and WE can make a difference in the lives of queer mothers, and queer families all over.
To highlight these past two years The Pride & Joy Project has:
+Connected queer parents in more than 12 countries around the world through our massive, international facebook group Queer Mamas* that is nearly close to 15k members!
+ Photographed over 30 families
+ Featured in O! The Oprah Magazine (May 2016)
+ Featured in San Francisco Magazine (June 2016)
+ Two radio interviews for RoundHouse Radio (Yay!)
+ Proudly featured on Queer Kid Stuff's Marriage Equality Ep.
To watch our live-stream video (now recorded) click on the image below: