Tell me about a WTF moment with motherhood.
A WTF moment was when SoulPancake was nominated for an award for the MTV documentary we’d produced about teen suicide and depression. I was all dressed up, and it was one of the first evening events I’d attended since having my second son. I was still nursing at the time, and the event was running long at the end so I was getting really nervous because I knew I had to take care of things or there was going to be a leaking boob situation. So there I am, sitting inside my car in a very well lit carpark, hoping no one sees me as I’m pumping. I remember thinking this is it, this is the glamorous life of being a working mama.
A blow your mind, super happy moment?
I am not sure I have this one signature ‘big’ moment. It’s all the little ones. It’s holding Zavien’s foot as he unapologetically steals my pillow and falls asleep. It’s the way Phoenix’s eyes sparkle when he’s excited and how he annunciates every.single.word. I’ve made a lot of stuff in my life, and hope to continue to do so, and I will say, as a ‘creator’, it’s hard to always look at the stuff you’ve made and not be super critical or want to constantly tweak it….but I can look at my boys and I have this deep knowing that they are the best things I’ve ever been a part of making.
Photography by Layli Samimi