As a part of our Style/Squared contest on Pinterest, we're celebrating stylish moms this week on the Studio blog. First up is an interview with Chrisy Turlington Burns. Of course many of you know her as part of fashion's elite, but she's now using her celebrity to raise awareness for maternal health issues around the world through her charity Every Mother Counts.
On a rainy morning in New York last week Hatch Collection Designer Ariane Goldman and DwellStudio Founder Christiane Lemieux caught up with Christy over coffee at Starbucks. The three stylish moms had a great conversation about balancing motherhood, charity and personal style! Check it out...
Q: Give us the background story on what inspired you to start Every Mother Counts.
A: I experienced a complication after delivering my daughter eight years ago that I later learned could have been life threatening, especially if I had not been where I was when I delivered and perhaps even more important, in the hands of a qualified team that included a doula, nurses, midwife and ultimately an OB. This experience got me thinking about other women and the challenges that so many of them face that contribute to hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths around the world every year. I wanted to share what I learned and I thought that a documentary film would be the best way to connect women through the shared experience of childbirth. I started filming No Woman, No Cry in 2008 and premiered it in 2010 at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film tells the personal stories of pregnant women and their caregivers in four countries. Once I completed the documentary I decided to launch Every Mother Counts so that audiences could learn more about the challenges and solutions and get involved in a meaningful way.Read More