March 2, 2020
EVELINA WESTMAN – THE POWER MAMA BEHIND THE BIRTH POSTER
Evelina Westman is The Birth Poster’s co-founder, creative director, and artist. With her Scandinavian roots and passion for timeless design, Evelina has created unique baby illustrations that lay the foundation of The Birth Poster. Her art has today been sold in over 100 countries, giving worldwide parents the opportunity to forever remember how tiny their little babies were when they came to the world.
What’s the best part of being a mother?
Being a mum has changed the way I look at life, and I feel so grateful for the smallest things. Gratefulness turns into so many happy and joyful moments every day. Your kids give you so much love. This love is indescribable and really compensates for all the sleepless nights, numerous diaper changes, and endless breakfast negotiations.
How can the world be better at empowering women and strive for equality?
If we want the world to be a better place, including more equality between genders, we need more education for all. I feel very lucky to be Swedish, everyone has the right to free education. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we, one day, didn’t need to have a day called International Women’s Day?
What do your Birth Posters mean to you?
The Birth Poster means so much to me, in so many different ways. To me, it is not just a memory on the wall reminding me about the two best days of my life. The Birth Poster IS my life! It’s the company that my husband, Gustav, and I have created together. Our whole lives circle around it. You could say that The Birth Poster is the little baby that I love to work hard for every single day!