Charlie & me for pico


Photos taken and directed by me for ethical underwear label PICO accompanied by my words (below).

“I thought motherhood would feel so magical, but it’s not. It’s blood and sweat and sick and milk and poo. It’s primal, it’s gross. When he has a cold I have to suck the snot from his nose so he can breathe. I wake up in the morning in a puddle of my own milk. And when he cries the pull to care for him is so strong it feels like a cheese grater is being pulled through my insides. It’s suffocating. I cry most days. But as I get to know Charlie, the love I feel is like nothing else, it feels like this is what life is all about, it’s a cliche but it makes all the pain worthwhile. A friend asked me the other day if I was worried about reproducing, don’t humans already damage the planet enough? I don’t think that’s what the bad guys are thinking, the climate sceptics don’t care, we need to outnumber those guys.

So keep reproducing, make love, not war.”