Sunday 15 June 2014

24: Cindy

Portraits - the Motherhood series.

Cindy is married and a mother of two children, Arminka Axelle (five) and Elke Seraphine (one). We met briefly at the Big Hearted Business conference but her openness and honesty illuminated a strong sense of self and deep commitment to independent thought and living consciously. Cindy is passionate about creating a healthy world in which we take care of those less fortunate, eradicate inequality, and are careful caretakers of this planet. Cindy tells me it took her several years to reconcile being a mother and her wish to work. It was important to her to continue working "for my own satisfaction, financial independence and security, and to light the way for my daughters and all daughters". As with so many women, the challenge is finding the way to do this with young children that works best for you and your family. In motherhood, Cindy’s approach is largely intuitive. She draws upon the collective experience and guidance of those around her and believes in treating her daughters with the same level of respect and regard that she expects to receive. Embracing them as individuals, loving them unconditionally and providing them with an environment that helps them grow into the best version of themselves. While raising her children has highlighted her own insecurities and weaknesses, these insights in turn have championed her strengths and willingness to grow and learn.

You can view all of my portraits from 2013/14 by clicking on the Portrait Series links in the right sidebar of this page. In case you're wondering about the inspiration for this year's Motherhood portrait series, you can read more about it here.

Belinda x


  1. They have all been beautiful, pictures , words and the women you share. I am sure they are totally honored that you have blessed them enough with your wanting to share. Xxx

  2. WOW! She has it right on! Such an amazing woman and mama doing good for all of those around her and the planet! Cheers to her! And thank you for sharing her story with us friend! Nicole xo

    1. I know, right! I'm just so thrilled that these amazing women are willing to share a little of their stories here. If only we were the same town, I could take YOUR portrait ;-) xo


Thanks for your comment, so nice to hear from you. Belinda x

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