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Our mothers
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Our mothers come in all shapes and sizes. They are married and single; stay-at-home and working; biological and surrogate; wealthy and impoverished; educated and illiterate. They have done their best to keep us happy, healthy, clothed, fed, schooled and successful. Whether we love them or resent them, we are who we are today because of our mothers. We are their legacy, forever shaped by their decisions, actions, joys and fears.

See Jessica Lagunas’ artwork celebrating three generations of strong Nicaraguan women. View Erin Welsh’s photographs of her many surrogate mothers, and read her story as she speaks of her childhood and the longing she feels for her deceased mother.

Meet Newsha Tavakolian, and see how her photographs of Iranian mothers, in mourning for their martyred sons, speak volumes about the realities of loss.

Join the conversation! Share your stories about your own mother and the many lessons she taught you.
Our mothers
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My mother a priceless jewel money can not buy.She is the first and only Angel i have met and lived with.She gives all she has expecting nothing in return.Though my father took advantage of her simplicity,honesty and purity she still...
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