Mothers and Daughters
A portrait series taking a deeper look at the complex relationship.
Each set are being asked the same questions.
1. What is a quality or aspect of your personality you think you share?
2. What is an aspect of your personality you think is most different?
3. What is something you learned from your mother or daughter that you could not have learned from anyone else?
Janet, Juno, Lulu and Daphne
Juno on her mom, Janet
1. We’re similar because we’re all artists and Mama’s and my faces are the same shape.
2. Mama likes attention and I don’t.
3. She taught me to be nice and kind to people.
Lulu on her mom, Janet
1. We’re the same because we both like books.
2. We have different color eyes.
3. She taught me how to blow my nose.
Daphne on her mom, Janet
1. We’re the same because we all have brown hair.
2. We’re different because Mama is a grownup and I’m a kid!
3. She taught me how to write my name.
Janet on her girls
1. We’re the same because we’re all pretty fierce and strong-willed. We’re all artists, like Juno said. We like to make stuff, and we love to read.
2. Juno is right that I like being the center of attention and Juno doesn’t (yet). I didn’t when I was eight, either, though! We’re all intense in different ways.
3. I’ve learned to be patient, for one! I’ve learned to see the world like they do, which is to say with a sense of wonder. I’ve learned to be braver. I’ve learned that I have to be able to work faster on my writing because there’s almost always someone saying “Mama.” I’ve learned that I can do things I didn’t think I could do.