A few months ago, I met Christy Turlington and got to hear her own birth story, as well as the story behind the birth of the nonprofit she founded, Every Mother Counts. I was deeply affected by what EMC is doing to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for moms and babies around the world, and knew immediately that I had to find a way to get involved. I talked with my friends at Minted, who are longtime partners of the organization, and together we decided to host a brunch in honor of Mother’s Day at my house, and invite some of our favorite women in media and the arts. We would use it as an opportunity to share the mission of Every Mother Counts with our guests, invite them to support the organization just by buying their mom a great Mother’s Day gift… and of course, post about it to share all the inspiration and EMC’s vision with all of you! Click through for all the lovely details of the day shot by Wynn Myers, as well as lots more info about the amazing things that Every Mother Counts is doing and how you can get involved this Mother’s Day!
Ever since I became a mom almost 2 years ago, I’ve felt especially drawn to causes that support mothers and children, and I think this was part of the reason why Christy’s story resonated so much with me. To hear it for yourself, hop over to this clip from the documentary she produced that so movingly conveys the needs of women around the world, No Woman No Cry.