We had the good fortune of connecting with Mia Gorrell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mia, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I came up with this idea, Tangles of a Mother, several years ago when I had three little ones. I was inspired by Humans of New York, and I thought it would be so wonderful to create a space where mothers could share their stories and experiences with one another. There isn’t currently a space for that, and I wanted mothers to be seen and heard. I really wanted to dive deep and talk about the hard things so we could come together as a community and not feel so alone.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a family, maternity, and newborn photographer. While I love what I do, there was a desire to be more of a storyteller and to highlight the voices of the unheard. I really wanted to make people feel something with my art coupled with other’s stories. I have always had a passion for motherhood, so this project I’ve taken on has set me apart from my peers. My goal is to honor other women in their journey to motherhood, and it has been incredibly fulfilling and eye-opening. I want people from all over the world to read these stories of bravery, resilience, and brokenness. I want us to learn from each other and have more compassion and understanding for our neighbors. Everyone has a story, and I want people to use this as inspiration to strengthen their relationships through openness and vulnerability.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are a few strong women in my life who encouraged me to go after this project. I was so nervous and scared about what to expect and how to make this grand idea come to life. What I learned was that I had to just jump in with both feet, even though I felt completely blind. I’d like to thank Meg Koning, Mollie Talbot, Brenda Vera, and Michelle Gardella for giving me the push I needed.