Registrar o barrigão da gravidez é um dos itens obrigatórios para muitas mães. O Catraquinha já divulgou muitos ensaios em que a criatividade prevaleceu na hora de eternizar a imagem da barriga.
Desta vez foi a vez da poetisa Alexandra Elle, de 28 anos, moradora da região metropolitana de Washington, capital americana. Na verdade, a autoria do ensaio não foi de um profissional e sim de sua filha mais velha, de nove anos. As fotos foram publicadas no Twitter da mãe e viralizou encantando muita gente pela simplicidade e sensibilidade. “Ela me disse que eu pareço uma deusa das borboletas”, escreveu Alexandra.
Alexandra Elle é autora do livro “Neon Soul” e apresentadora do podcast “hey, girl”, que traz conversas entre mulheres sobre experiências relacionadas ao empoderamento feminino.
Encante-se com o talento da pequena. A mãe disse que as poses também foram dirigidas por ela.
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i may not always be the easiest woman to love. but i love hard enough to collapse the sky. strong enough to hold together crumbling mountains. and deep enough to drown the sea. . . page 92 of Neon Soul. || available in stores and at the link in my bio . . photos by: my 9-year-old daughter (who happens to think i’m a butterfly goddess)
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I get this question a lot: how do you balance career, motherhood, wife life, and self-care? It’s an interesting space to navigate, especially since I’m self-employed. I understand the privilege that comes along with self-employment. But I’m also a huge believer that everyone deserves + can achieve self-care. . . Balance and boundaries are important to me, because if I don’t take care of myself then it’s hard to nurture my craft as an author. It becomes difficult to be present with my family, and everything kind of goes haywire. However, showing up for myself didn’t come easy or overnight. . . I sat down with @livefast_mag to discuss this topic. In the interview I shared: “I became intentional about my self-care practice around 5 years ago. Something had to give! I wasn’t happy, I couldn’t focus, and everyone and everything came before my joy. Being worn out is no way to live, so I decided to shift.” . . Shifting meant sacrifice. Shifting meant me first. Shifting meant learning that I mattered and so does my peace and well-being. With this second baby on the way, I know I’m going to have to shift even more. Find even more time for myself, not make excuses on why “I can’t” or “won’t,” and release the guilt that comes along with making myself a priority. . . Women are often told that we must be perfect in all that we do. That we must juggle the world and the planets before we can love on ourselves. That isn’t what this woman here does. I am allowed to be present with myself, by myself. I give myself permission to put myself first, and shower my personal existence with love so that I’m able to share myself w/ others in a way that is meaningful and intentional. . . You can read the interview at the Live Fast Mag bio. . . ?: my 9-year-old