#Repost real talk @banghankim
So I’ve had people and friends make sure i was “ok” after they saw my art on social media.
I could feel the authenticity in the worries of my heart friends (i love you) and also today, experienced an attempt to gaslight me via asking into my maternal mental health when it wasn’t even the subject we were on! Lemme tell you something folx:: the postpartum mom, whether she’s deep in “depression” or in a “good place” usually can see and feel into bullshit like nobody else’s business. She’s like a meter for it.
But what i really want to say is this:
The postpartum journey can be dark, just like any passage into deep changes in our lives. And the shadows that we haven’t faced in our life before this WILL show its face during this time. A maturation happens.
My art is about this because painting gurgling happy babies and beautiful moms with flowers in their hair isn’t my thing. Something else called and calls me, and I’m the one who has to put it on paper. I surrender. You can call it depressing art, but it’s an unmasking of the soul. And it’s resonating with so many.
And friends, I’m ok. I’m so ok i can actually do my art and share it publicly and serve mothers in their motherhood experience in a way i had never been able to before. The underworld journey is not completely over, but I’m rising out.
Please, never reduce a Mother’s postpartum journey, in the dark and light. Stay curious, present and validating. It’s the most loving way you can be. She will feel this.
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