Mother’s Day Series: Trija

From the Mother's Day Series: "Through Mine. Through Hers. Through Theirs." A Mom's Project of beauty, self-worth and unconditional love created by Lorna Dancey of Lorna Dancey Photography.   Through her eyes she is burdened with a mothers

From the Mother’s Day Series: “Through Mine. Through Hers. Through Theirs.” A Mom’s Project of beauty, self-worth and unconditional love created by Lorna Dancey of Lorna Dancey Photography.  

Through her eyes she is burdened with a mothers guilt, she carries this weight heavily on her shoulders. As a single parent who works shift work, she can’t always be with her boy and that tears at her heart. She wonders as we all do, “Am I doing enough?  Am I good enough?” When she looks in the mirror she sees herself as too skinny,  looking old and that is taking its toll. She wishes she could do more, be more, have more time, but wearing multiple hats puts most things on the back burner because all her free time is dedicated to one little love who needs her more than she needs herself.

What I instantly noticed through my eyes are her eyes. They are a stunning kaleidoscope of multifaceted colors of green and brown and they sparkle like a jewel in the sun. She also has the most amazing smile.  You feel her happiness when she smiles and you can’t help but be infected by her joy and zest for life. The most amazing part of her is how she blossoms when she is with her son. I love to watch them both together, being silly and laughing to their own secret jokes your not privy to but want to be.

Even though he is not very old, through his eyes he sees his whole world. He thinks she’s pretty and loves her eyes. He loves when she takes him to the park.  She snuggles and kisses him just the way he likes it while reading his favorite book Cars. When asked what he loved about his mama, he said in his sweet voice, “She just likes me.”

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The Mom Project:  ‘Through Mine, Through Tours, Through Theirs’ was created out of teaching self-love.  As a photographer, Lorna Dancey wanted to inspire all Mom’s to be kind to themselves and see the good in everything they do and in every way they love. Lorna asked Mom’s one-by-one how they saw themselves. She then brought their children into the studio to share what they loved about their Mom. The results at times were life-changing.  She wanted each mom to see not what they saw as a woman or mother, but, in fact, what she saw. Most importantly, she wanted each Mom to celebrate themselves through the eyes of her own children and to see the importance of who they are so their children will do the same for themselves.  

 

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Lorna Dancey
As a social impact photographer, Lorna Dancey empowers people though her unique photography coupled with her genuine style of writing, that inspires hope and change in the world.

Lorna has the ability to capture the essence of truth in a world of unspoken and silent topics that relate to mental health, domestic abuse, cancer, homelessness and PTSD.

Lorna has interviewed and photographed over 200 individuals to draw attention and to help remove the stigma surrounding these very important topics. These topics consist of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicide, cancer and much more in hopes of helping others who struggle to not feel so alone and realize they matter; and in doing so, Lorna is able to give a face to those who suffer in silence and for us all to realize we are not alone.