Although it may not be Mother’s Day for another month, that isn’t going to stop us from appreciating all the strong women that take on as many responsibilities as their arms can carry. They could be cooking and cleaning at the same time as organizing a weekly planner on the fridge, drinking coffee, feeding a baby (this sounds dangerous), all while typing with one foot and collecting laundry with the other – okay, that’s an exaggeration, but you get the picture.
In her collection She Can Leap Tall Buildings, photographer Heidi Lender shows her gratitude for her mother, who in her words is “one of the superwomen of the world.” As a young tween staying home alone in the 1970s with her mother at work, paying bills, grocery shopping and still coming home in time to put dinner on the table, Heidi was unaware of all the tasks her mother could juggle at once. As she grew older her appreciation grew for the working class heroine – the mothers of the universe.
Heidi Lender was born in 1966 in Newhaven Connecticut. She has reported on fashion for national magazines, writing features and styling photo shoots. She has a BA in apparel and textiles from Cornell University. After a bit of traveling for fashion in Paris and soul searching in India studying yoga, she resides in Northern California and visits Garzon, Uruguay often. She continues to pursue her passion for photography in any direction that inspires her. Her stunning photography can be viewed at heidilender.com.