Quando engravidou, a poetisa Alexandra Elle, de 28 anos, sabia exatamente qual seria o melhor fotógrafo para um ensaio de gestante: sua filha mais velha, Char, então com 9 anos. A menina demonstrou muito domínio da câmera em fotos que se tornaram virais após sua publicação nas redes sociais.
Moradora da região metropolitana de Washington, nos Estados Unidos, Alexandra é autora do livro “Neon Soul”. Nas redes, ela apresenta o podcast “hey, girl”, que fala sobre experiências de empoderamento feminino.
Em uma publicação no Instagram em que compartilhou algumas das fotos do ensaio, a mamãe contou que a pequena fotógrafa disse que ela parecia com “uma deusa das borboletas”. Os cliques são de 2017, mas continuam arrancando suspiros da internet.
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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
A boa notícia é que Alexandra está grávida de novo. Resta saber se a pequena Char irá se aventurar mais uma vez e registrar esse momento único para toda a família.