Help Publish “Momma Love,” a Beautiful Portrait of Motherhood

by Melissa Coci

Mama, I love you. Mama, I care. Mama, I love you. Mama, my friend.

The Spice Girls really summed it up in “Mama,” didn’t they?

Moms are super special and should be honored. Share your Momma Love by helping photographer Ali Smith publish Momma Love, a book about motherhood. Watch this video and find out more:


For the past 12 years, Smith has been working on Momma Love: How the Mother Half Lives, which features compelling stories and portraits of 40 mothers.

Smith says: “Six months ago, I signed a publishing deal for Momma Love. Three months later, the publisher abruptly folded and took with it the money that I’d contributed towards the book’s production. But now, with the support of people and organizations like Gloria Steinem and MomsRising, I’ve decided to self-publish”.

However, in order to do so, Smith needs to raise $35,000. Through her Kickstarter campaign she has reached $30,000, meaning she still needs to raise $5000 more by April 10th, 8.30pm EDT (that’s tomorrow!).

If you think this sounds like a worthwhile cause, please donate here .

P.S. Mother’s Day is a month away and this book would make a great gift!

Images courtesy of Ali Smith and


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