“The minute-to-minute hardships women go through to carry their babies are never discussed or reported in the media, anywhere. No one ever talks about carrying around that big tummy 24 hours a day. A staggering number of women don’t even survive the experience, and die during childbirth. But we never complain. We just remain thankful that our babies came out looking powerful and sweet at the same time. Every baby is a Revolution.”
-Yoko Ono, from Our Mother’s Our Beautiful, May 2014
Photograph by Alyssa Elliott, when I was 35 weeks pregnant with my youngest daughter, June.