About Me


Hello and welcome to Mama Daring Greatly!


Carrie Usmar is a Rhode Island based artist whose narrative work focuses on issues of female identity, motherhood and mental health. She received a B.F.A. from University of Rhode Island in 2009, got married, and has been the primary caregiver to her four children for the past 10 years. Even though her current job is 24/7, she finds time to create and find beauty in her messy chaotic life. Carrie has exhibited her photographs in group exhibitions at Rhode Island Center For Photographic Arts and Newport Art Museum as well as an online exhibition on The Luupe. Carrie is also a writer and has been published by the websites Perfection Pending and Kindred Mom. Carrie’s hope is that her work begins the conversation we are all too afraid to have, while raising awareness to the stigmas of mental health and motherhood.