Every mother is a goddess. Creating a human with your body is more than a superpower, and nurturing that new little life is a full-time job. We wanted to feature some special mothers who have a very exciting life in Beijing either as entrepreneurs or creatives, and who might be able to impart a bit of wisdom on finding balance between their professional and familial obligations. With some hair and makeup help from Blow + Bar in Sanlitun, we took to the streets of Beijing for some wonderful pictures that show off their fierce individuality. After all, there’s more than one way to mother.
Jolly Wang has lived in Beijing for 11-years and is originally from Qinghai, China. Jolly has one seven-year-old daughter, Jessica, along with a busy job working as a festival organizer and a nightlife promoter. She promotes EDM culture and events and was also a popular hip-hop DJ back in the day. Jolly explains how she combines all this with motherhood; “I need to travel a lot with what I do. So it’s really hard for me to balance my time. But I do believe that if I can manage to provide enough emotional security, my daughter will always feel that I love her and know that I think about her all the time. ‘I love you’ is the beginning of all our conversations. Of course, as long as I’m home, I spend most of my time playing with her or doing whatever she wants to do. But, when I’m working, I’ll always find a moment to buy a little gift for her.”
Hey my sweet little angel,
There are not enough words for me to describe how lucky I am to have you in my life. I have always felt that I must have been a very kind person and must have done so many good things in my last life for God to have offered me such a big reward in this life. Yes, that’s you, Jessica. As a cool mom, I don’t ever want to push you to be anybody you don’t want to be. I want you to follow your heart and be a good person. Hopefully, this life will someday reward you as well. I hope that will be with a person, who loves you as much as I do.
I love you, Jessica.
Photos: Uni You
This article appeared on p48-53 of beijingkids May 2018 issue.