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Moms & kids get in the picture Nov.14 to support those suffering from Post Partum Depression

An estimated 10-15% of new mothers suffer from postpartum depression, something writer, photographer, mother and now postpartum depression survivor, Eran Sudds, is very familiar with. After the birth of her son, Eran Sudds struggled with feelings of inadequacy and anxiety for months.

Two events changed that: an encounter with a sympathetic stranger during a frantic commute and a phone call to the Pacific Post Partum Support Society. The PPPSS reaches over 3500 women and familiar a year, offering various programs for women suffering from distress, depression or anxiety after giving birth or adopting a child.

Just having someone get it made an immeasurable difference and inspired her to pay it forward with The Good Mother Project, a blog and online community of mothers sharing the realities of motherhood with honesty, bravery and heart.

On November 14th, The Good Mother Project is holding a photo event as a way to raise money for the Pacific Post Partum Support Society. The event will feature a roster of photographers working in 10-minute sessions. During their photo shoot, moms and kids can opt to hold up signs that read slogans similar to, “You are amazing” and “You are a good mother,” as a way to send positive, empowering messages not just to those taking part in the photo shoots but to those viewing the images as well.
“It’s an opportunity for people to get some beautiful photos that they can take home and treasure. But more than that, it’s about being part of a sisterhood, a collection of moms who understand each other and who understand the struggles we’re all going through,” says photographer and Good Mother Project founder Eran Sudds.
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The Good Mother Photo event will be held at the Scotiabank Dance Centre at 677 Davie Street in Vancouver from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm on November 14th, 2015. Participants are invited to register for their photo session. Cost is $50 per session, with free makeup touch-ups, coffee and snacks provided.

Check out the video below of their recent event!

Visit their social media channels at:

Twitter: @goodmotherproj
Facebook: Good Mother Project
Instagram: @goodmotherproject

Krystele Chavez
Krystele was born and raised on the beautiful island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Although from a tiny community, she was already traveling to North America at the age of 12 to compete and champion international public speaking competitions. Her global perspective has helped her branch out to discover new opportunities when she moved to BC seven years ago. At just 21, she has received a B.A. in Communications from SFU and has already worked for numerous organizations including Metro Vancouver, Canadian Cancer Society, Special Olympics BC, and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association to name a few. She is an entrepreneur, and handles social media for reputable brands. Krystele's passion is to help others find their voice and be heard, as well as inspire others to make the world a better place.
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