October is Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness month. Knowing this grief firsthand, I was called to connect with the other 1 in 4 women who are often silenced by a culture that doesn’t know how to support them. I made this collection of words and art as an offering of support and encouragement. “Beautiful Woman” is a small, self published book of illustrations that reads like a lullaby for grieving moms.
The collection is called “Beautiful Woman” because although beautiful is the last thing one feels when healing physically, spiritually, or emotionally from such a hardship, true beauty shines in the heart. There is no beauty brighter than that of a mother who has been through the deepest darkness to rise strong & live fearlessly in her light, present yet forward focused. I created this first for myself, then for a friend, now it’s my offering to the countless Beautiful Women out there. The book is available for free digital download at www.annalisabarelli.com/beautiful-woman. If you yourself are a Beautiful Woman who has lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or after birth complications OR if you are purchasing this for a Beautiful Woman, please use coupon code “BEAUTIFUL WOMAN” at checkout to receive a discount as a special gift. To all the Beautiful Women out there: shine on!
With love and compassion,