A couple of years ago, I went to the funeral of my friend Cindy Sherman.
She died a few weeks after giving birth.
She was a great friend.
She would often go to church and I would often spend time with her in my studio.
It was during one of these visits that I thought about a couple of things.
I had just given birth to my second child, and I was getting a lot of questions about the baby.
I felt like I wanted to share what I was feeling with the world.
My wife was in a similar situation, having given birth at the age of 28 to her first child.
She had been pregnant for five years, but her life had been relatively stable.
We decided to take a trip to visit her family.
As we walked into the house, we were confronted by the smell of her body.
It made me sick.
I wanted her to be able to smell that.
I remember the first thing I thought was, “I’m going to get my own baby,” and that is when I felt the most guilt.
So I stopped.
I took my camera out of my bag, took the baby out of the bag and put it in my bag.
It took me about five minutes to get back to the house.
I went into the kitchen and threw up.
I was just so angry.
I told Cindy that she could take her baby back home if she wanted to.
I also told her that she would have to go back to work.
She said, “Okay, I’m not going to work at all.”
So I didn’t get back with her, but I did have the opportunity to visit Cindy’s family.
After I did, I started to think about how I wanted this to be a story.
The first thing that came to mind was, How could I capture something beautiful when I was so sick?
The second thing that popped into my head was, What does this do to my life?
So I decided to create an Instagram account called “Mommy Smear.”
My first post, “Momentum,” was an image of my belly.
My stomach was bulging, my stomach was full.
The next post, entitled “Mom’s Tired Mom,” was a photograph of my stomach.
My belly was a bit bloated, but it was still pretty active.
The third post, titled “My Body is Full,” was another photo of my tummy.
The last post, “#MommySmear,” was the most emotional.
I thought that if I did this I would be able see how much I had gained in the last five years.
I want to share this experience to people who are pregnant or pregnant.
I just want them to feel like they are doing something beautiful with their bodies.
The only thing I have to do is be there.