At Understatement, we are celebrating all parts of motherhood in the same way that we represent all women. This May, we gathered an incredible group of Mothers and daughters who let us get closeups of their story, in all their ordinary glory, on this roller coaster journey called Motherhood. #CloseupsofMotherhood is a tribute to their power, to their beauty and to their very being.

Meet Aysha Jones

A stylist, activist, and mother of three. In the summer of 2020, she got 70,000 people to check in at the US Embassy on Facebook - and thus became one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement in Sweden.

I don’t think anyone can ever prepare for being or becoming a mother. One day you're "the best" and dancing with your kids in the living room, and the next you’re “the worst mum ever” and they “hate you” for not allowing them to do something they want to.

- Aysha Jones

As a mother, I try to remember what made me sad as a child and not do
that to my kids. To always show my kids that, even at their worst, I’ll
forgive them as far as they show remorse and a will for improvement.

Being a mother is impossible without good advice from those who have
done it before you, but it’s also about knowing which advice to
take to heart.

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aysha jones

vivian & chanelle coleman

emma jennie & livia

annika leone

ditte svanfeldt

linda burman

amanda isenborg

closeups of motherhood