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Mother

In the bosom of their love, in the cradle of their womb – this one’s about mothers. Literal or figurative, genderless and borderless, they represent a powerful notion filled with soft allegories and sinuous connotations. Indeed, a concept that is so deeply embedded, so irrevocably entrenched, that personal experience does not always align with the ideal. That most primal connection, the first – and perhaps only – of its kind, is also the one that we never stop seeking or needing. Embrace. Protect. Create. An instinct that pushes forward and outwards; the mothers of effort beget the mothers of invention, and so we find the space to grow, never alone.

Editors in chief: Herlinde Raeman & Kasper-Jan Raeman
Magazine editors: Julien Van de Casteele & Isaline Raes
Copy editor: Megan Roberts
Design: Chloe D’hauwe
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Printer: Drukkerij GEWADRUPO, Arendonk, Belgium

Contributing writers: Gabriela González, Isaline Raes, Julien Van de Casteele, Hannes Rooms, Anais Violet Van Eldere, Laura Ramos, Nicolas Baudoin, Dennis Meerman, Sasha Ermakov, Weronika Zalewska, Laura-Andréa Callewaert, Wannes Cuypers, Wannes Dewit, Jacob McPherson, Chanun Poomsawai, Amaury Wilkin, Mathias Calderon, Bert Lesaffer & Noor Al-Bender

Contributing photographers: Tiny Geeroms, Aurélie Bayad, Catherine Lemblé, Jennilee Marigomen, Bibi Euse, Dani Dabney & Vivek Vadoliya

Contributing artists: Doris & Nathalie Bokongo Nkumu

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