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People are loving this Mam's post about 'getting s**t done' with twin babies

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Oni and I being interviewed for @news12bk! Oni insisted on being on camera while Ami was being shy, but both are featured. Link in bio, you can ignore the login window and still watch the video complimentarily. Also, I just want to say I'd hardly consider myself an example of a mom who "has it all" and I think that phrase is problematic. I'm in a position where I can choose to "work" and do what I love to do, but if you're a mom who has to work when you'd rather spend more time with your kids, do you really "have it all"? And does that mean that moms who choose to raise their kids full-time somehow have "less"? Those of us who have choices must realize how lucky we are to have them. I am just glad that my post is opening up all these much-needed conversations about #motherhood and career. We have a lot of work to do. #feminism #art #contemporaryart #sculpture #heinkoh #artist #sculptor #artistmom #twinmom #mom #greenpoint #brooklyn #nyc #news12brooklyn

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HEIN KOH IS an artist living and working in Brooklyn.

Last year, she gave birth to twins named Ami and Oni. They’re pretty adorable, as you can see.

Merry Xmas from Ami and Oni! #amiandoni #twinsmas

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A few weeks ago, Koh shared a throwback photo of herself breastfeeding her five-week-old twins — while tapping away on her laptop.

Accompanying the photo was a caption about how she still managed to “get s**t done” in spite of the two little people now in her life.

#tbt 5/19/15 when my #twins were 5 weeks old and despite the sleep deprivation and frequent (every 2-3 hours, 24-7, 45 min at a time) #breastfeeding, I was still getting s**t done.

#tbt 5/19/15 when my #twins were 5 weeks old and despite the sleep deprivation and frequent (every 2-3 hours, 24-7, 45 min at a time) #breastfeeding, I was still getting shit done.  #MarinaAbramovic thinks children hold women back in the art world, but as @dubz19 put so aptly, "FUKKK THAT". All Marina knows is her own experience, and it may be true for her, but that is not everyone's experience nor truth. Becoming a #mom (of twins no less) has personally helped me become a better #artist - I learned to be extremely efficient with my time, prioritize what's important and let go of the rest, and #multitask like a champ.  I learned to function (even if barely) on very little sleep, and out of the chaos, insanity and even torture at times, a flood of new emotions entered into my work, becoming more interesting & layered as a result.  I'm also not saying that artist parents are better artists than non-parent artists, or that choosing not to be a parent will deny you access to these learning experiences.  What I am saying is that parenting is like any other challenge in life - the biggest fucking challenge in my own life thus far - and if you embrace it and figure out creative solutions, you can emerge a better person.  It's important to think about the ways in which these challenges can help you move forward, rather than hold you back.  #artistmom #tandembreastfeeding #multitasking #heinkoh #greenpoint #brooklyn #nyc

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She refuted the renowned artist Marina Abramovic’s claims that motherhood can hold female artists back and wrote that becoming a mother helped her to be “extremely efficient with my time, prioritise what’s important and let go of the rest, and multitask like a champ”.

I learned to function (even if barely) on very little sleep, and out of the chaos, insanity and even torture at times, a flood of new emotions entered into my work, becoming more interesting & layered as a result.

She concluded that parenting comes with an array of challenges, but that it’s important to not regard it as something that will “hold you back”.

What I am saying is that parenting is like any other challenge in life – the biggest f**king challenge in my own life thus far – and if you embrace it and figure out creative solutions, you can emerge a better person.  It’s important to think about the ways in which these challenges can help you move forward, rather than hold you back.

Koh shared the photo on Facebok where it was liked and shared thousands of times.

And here’s just a sample of some of the comments…

rock Source: Hein Koh/Facebook

Rock, indeed.

Practicing the art of #tandembabywearing. #twinlife #amiandoni

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