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“I open, I transform, I bleed, I scream and I smile.”

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regrowroots:

These photos are absolutely beautiful, a perfect depiction of the true magic of natural birth.

Originally posted on I Am Chris Nolan.ca:

In 2005 artist Ana Álvarez-Errecalde responded to a recurring dream she was having and decided to take self portraits of herself, and her newborn daughter.  The resulting images she has titled “Birth of My Daughter (or El Nacimiento de Mi Hija)

Ana Alvarez-Errecalde on the birth of her daughter says: "I open, I transform, I bleed, I scream and I smile"

Ana Alvarez-Errecalde on the birth of her daughter says: “I open, I transform, I bleed, I scream and I smile”

I am moved to share her photos because I feel birth is a monumentally inexplicable alteration of reality and in our culture it is too rarely revealed as such.  If you are having a child, please explore your options of how your family can truly experience the beauty of birth.

If you are curious about the origin of the images, please watch the short documentary “Umbilical Self-portrait” by MiNuShu.

To see some of Ava Álvarez-Errecalde current work, where she has created bodysuits  representing nude…

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Author: regrowroots

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One thought on ““I open, I transform, I bleed, I scream and I smile.”

  1. That was quite remarkable. I wonder if men can relate to it the way that women can. Thanks for sharing.

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