Isabelle and Aaliyah. Sisters. Illuminating Family, Reframing Teen Parenthood. May 12, 2018
Zulay! The very first moment I met Zulay, she gave me a gigantic hug. Her heart is huge and wide open. She is one of those people who exudes love and I love being around people like that, like Zulay. These beautiful girls are her daughters. Zulay was 17 when she found out she was pregnant. That was a long time ago, she has been through so much, she has endured a lot, but she continues to rise to greatness. Her family is beautiful. She owns her own business. She has also been so supportive of me, which makes me feel so good. I think she is absolutely lovely.
Aaron and I brought everything to the gallery today. There were two, young men there, they took awesome care of us.! All I had to do was put the photographs and stories where I want them, they did the rest! It was amazing!
The show is in the gallery, everyone!!! I have been working on this for three years and I'm totally freaking out because the walls are covered with my work and your stories and it's like I hung my heart on those walls. It's been an incredible journey, meeting all of you has brought me so much happiness. I loved meeting all of you, making connections, building community. It's my favorite. It's all about love. And kindness. And compassion. And breathing.
Five days until the opening! Unbelievable! I will be doing a lot of yoga breathing, meditating and using my mantras.
And, I will see you at the Paragon Gallery on May 17th! 4:00-7:00 PM. 815 N Killingsworth St. There will be food and drinks! Please bring your family and your friends! This is a celebration!!! Kids are welcome, mine will be there, too!
Love, Eden #zulay #teenparents #teenmom #pccparagongallery #pcccascade #photographyshow #photoexhibition #portland #fineart #edenswartzphotography #kickass #puhpuhpuh #lovewins❤️❤️❤️