mei mei means “little sister” in Chinese. jiejie means “big sister”.
having children is having to raise little people into healthy, autonomous adults.
having multiple children is raising two little people as well as nurturing their relationship and hoping they don’t strangle each other.
as my daughters get older and explore who they are and who they are in relation to each other, I have documented the ways they have grown into themselves and their relationship. it is a constant flex of power and tension of getting closer and pushing further away, all the while maintaining enough tenderness so that they may call on each other whenthe dark is too scary to be alone.