The lovely Lena Howard and her daughter Amelie (17 months). Lena and her husband tried for over two years to conceive their daughter. When she finally got pregnant they were both overjoyed. She knew that she wanted to have a medication free childbirth and did everything she could to prepare. She labored at home for as long as possible and went into hospital thinking that her daughter would be earthside before long. She ultimately had to deliver via cesarean and was devastated. She grieved the birth she wanted to have and was determined to breastfeed. She struggled at first but knew after the birth she had, being able to sustain a breastfeeding relationship was that much more important. She was able to overcome her hurdles and hopes to continue until Amelie chooses to wean. Lena feels that there is such a disconnect within our cultures and the reality of what is actually beautiful. Motherhood is beautiful and she hopes to be part of the changing how beauty is defined.