The amazing Mari Ramler with her daughters Julia (5.5) and Dahlia (3.5). Mari had very healthy pregnancies with each of her girls but unexpected birth experiences. Julia was born via emergency cesarean and found to have a hole in her heart which had to be repaired once she got a little bit older. Dahlia was born via scheduled repeat cesarean but they couldn't stop Mari's bleeding afterward and they had to go back in to operate again. Mari breastfed both of her daughters as long as she could but said it was horrible and painful and also not what she expected. That thread is what Mari's motherhood experiences have taught her: growth through the unexpected. She says she is now more accepting and flexible of herself and others and understands that expectations and experiences don't always align. When asked why she chose to participate in this movement, Mari says, that she, "is here to model for my daughters how to love and accept their bodies, to learn through this project how to be a better citizen of the world as a woman, as a mother, as a researcher, teacher and as a person".