Today was a special day for me. I went back on the streets, with…

Today was a special day for me. I went back on the streets, with my camera, for the first time after my daughter was born.

I met Maria in one of the markets of my hometown, Bucharest, Romania. Although she’s only 18, she spent most of her life working hard in this market. Her father was also a seller here and Maria started to accompany and help him when she was only 6 years old.

As a teenager she sometimes falls asleep late, but she wakes up every morning at 3:30am for work and she doesn’t complain about that. Unlike her, I used to complain to all my friends, in the last couple of months, about how less I manage to sleep since I became a mother.

I guess it’s all about perspectives. It’s good to be out of my bubble, again, meeting real women in the the real world. As I mentioned so many times, these women are the real stars of our world, real examples of real beauty.