Five at Five – Kate of XingfuMama’s Blog

From our photography blog.


This week’s Five at Five Intro features Photographer Kate of XingfuMama’s Blog. Kate’s About Page says:

When I started this blog, it was my new project: trying to find order in the chaos of my life and the world by putting together vignettes. I chose a new name for my new project: XingfuMama.

Xingfumeans “happy, blessed” in Chinese. I chose that because, in spite of some of the trials and tribulations, both past and on-going it really reflects my life.

Mamanot because I have lots of children, I have only one offspring, now an adult; I chose mama because I seem to always fall into the role of care giver. I feel like “mama” to the world sometimes. In Africa they use “Mama” in place of Mrs. and tend to identify you with your children. I was “Mama James” in Mulundi, Kenya. In China also several people called…

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