At RŌZ we celebrate individuality and honor the beauty within us all. The women in #NurturedBeauty truly embody this by using their incredible talent and expertise to celebrate authenticity, while raising and inspiring the next generation to appreciate unique beauty.
Jo Baker with her mother
"In everyone saying that my son looks like me, it’s made me like how I look even more. It’s such a profound thing, being able to look at him with pure joy... It’s so beautiful being a mom- truly such a magical thing."
Our founder, Mara Roszak, is surrounded by these powerful women, who inspire her daily with their artistry and how they personify and appreciate authentic beauty.
The women in this campaign are some of the most talented and revered experts in their industry. They highlight the unique beauty in others all while nurturing their families, clients, and careers.
We celebrate these women by capturing the honest, tender moments of motherhood, the unseen labor, and vulnerability of it all.
Rachel Goodwin and her sons
"I’ve been a daughter, a woman, an artist, and now a mother. I am still all of those things. I am an accumulation of all those experiences and more."
Mara: Is there a way to summarize how motherhood has changed you as a person?
Rachel: I’ve been a daughter, a woman, an artist, and now a mother. I am still all of those things. I am an accumulation of all those experiences and more. These layered experiences and identities live within me.
Motherhood has been bittersweet for me. My maternal mother and I have a complicated story. It’s beautiful in its own way, but made me question motherhood. And then, I was lucky enough to have another woman come into my life and show me what motherhood could look like. I had these contrasting experiences that made me think 'Maybe I don’t know how to do it.' Becoming a mother has allowed me to step into my power as a woman. It allowed me to fully heal. To give my children and myself what I didn’t receive. That to me has been soul saving. It’s allowed me to show up and put a lot of things away, in order to be the change that I wished I had experienced. So now, I have rewritten my history through motherhood.
Mara: What is something you hope to instill in your boys?
Rachel: What I hope to instill in my boys is empathy and kindness. If there is anything I can say, I want them to enjoy this life. For me, a sense of humor is the biggest thing. When we laugh together, it’s my favorite thing in the world. I hope that humor and levity and laughter is the thing that they take from me. Finding beauty is not always about the perfect, it's about making someone laugh in a room. I hope that’s how they remember me when I am long gone… laughing.
Kara Yoshimoto Bua and daughter
"We have to accept our differences and the challenge that it is because we are connected forever... You think they are like you because they are yours, but they are not yours, they are their own person."
Mara: We work in beauty, which is both beautiful and complicated. You are someone who truly sees the beauty in others. How do you feel like you’ve been influenced by your mom to see beauty? How do you hope to influence your girls to experience and appreciate beauty?
Molly: My mom has always had this confidence, not lacking humility, but has a strong sense of herself. She’s always known her body, which is something I admire. She's always embraced who she is.
It doesn't matter how beautiful the outside shell is if you’re not spending equal or more time on the inner beauty; if you’re not loving, nurturing, taking care of, listening to it. True beauty comes from within.