CLOSEUPS OF MOTHERHOOD

ANNIKA LEONE

Annika is a journalist, food-lover, bestselling author of the children’s book “Bara Rumpor”, and single mother to her daughter.

What makes you proud of yourself? As a woman? As a mother?
I'm proud of lots of things! I am a person who refuses to sit still when there are things to change for the better. I have never tolerated being treated differently because I’m a woman. As a mother, I feel that my daughter has a lot of that in her - and I am so incredibly proud of that.

CLOSEUPS OF MOTHERHOOD

ANNIKA LEONE

Annika is a journalist, food-lover, bestselling author of the children’s book “Bara Rumpor”, and single mother to her daughter.

What makes you proud of yourself? As a woman? As a mother?
I'm proud of lots of things! I am a person who refuses to sit still when there are things to change for the better. I have never tolerated being treated differently because I’m a woman. As a mother, I feel that my daughter has a lot of that in her - and I am so incredibly proud of that.

Who is your role model as a mother?
In addition to my own mother, I often think of my Italian grandmother Nicolina who unfortunately died when I was a teenager. She managed to take care of a large group of children through poverty and war – on her own. It makes me think that everything is pretty easy compared to then.

Body positivity is about body diversity – that we look different and that's how it should be! The fact that many clothing companies and designers make clothes for only people who are “thin-as-a-model" is so incredibly outdated. If we are to accept our bodies, there must be a change, especially in the fashion industry.

-Annika Leone

You created your own definition of family. What does that look like to you?
To me, a family can look however you want it to. I see my friends as family. You should be with those who make you happy and who you know you can trust.

What do you want your kids to remember about you?
I want them to see me as a fun mother and as a person who really enjoys life. That I have always been there for them, no matter what.*


CLOSEUPS OF MOTHERHOOD

This is a tribute to their power, to their beauty, to their very being.
#closeupsofmotherhood

Who is your role model as a mother?
In addition to my own mother, I often think of my Italian grandmother Nicolina who unfortunately died when I was a teenager. She managed to take care of a large group of children through poverty and war – on her own. It makes me think that everything is pretty easy compared to then.

Body positivity is about body diversity – that we look different and that's how it should be! The fact that many clothing companies and designers make clothes for only people who are “thin-as-a-model" is so incredibly outdated. If we are to accept our bodies, there must be a change, especially in the fashion industry.

-Annika Leone

You created your own definition of family. What does that look like to you?
To me, a family can look however you want it to. I see my friends as family. You should be with those who make you happy and who you know you can trust.

 

What do you want your kids to remember about you?
I want them to see me as a fun mother and as a person who really enjoys life. That I have always been there for them, no matter what.

 

 

 

CLOSEUPS OF MOTHERHOOD

This is a tribute to their power, to their beauty, to their very being.
#closeupsofmotherhood