I was honored to be contacted to photograph this group of women for the international magazine, Autism File’s, first calendar. In the past, this magazine has done an annual cover celebrating mothers of autism, and each year, the mothers are wearing black dresses. It is their theme. With their first calendar, they are having different groups of mothers in their black dresses. This local group of women all have at least one child with autism, some with more. They are warrior moms who are constantly fighting for their children. While most parents do have to occasionally go into momma bear mode when their child is picked on or experiences one of life’s small injustices, these mothers have to fight all the time – fight the schools, doctors, insurance, society – because no one else will. This group of beautiful and amazing women were wonderful to photograph.
Meet the warrior moms, ready to protect their children. Ready to fight for them.
Thank you for letting me capture this for you.