We know that mamas defy categories. We are all engaged in families and communities in motion–from immigration status to sexuality and gender, from health and ability to disability and transformation. Day to day, the most constant thing is a commitment to figuring it out.
We wanted a way to recognize the day that would bring us back to it’s roots. Originally a cry against the Civil War, Mother’s Day was meant to be a radical revisioning of what is possible when you put mothers at the center of things.
To that end, we worked with an incredible group of artists to create a series of e-cards that will be released on May 8th. Taken together, the set of cards creates an image of mamahood that will not be available at the CVS nearest you. Each card lovingly depicts an aspect of mamahood and family that will likely feel very familiar to most of us…immigration, tenderness, separation, disability, love, and queerness.
From now through Mother’s Day, our blog will feature posts by mamas on an amazing range of topics, from nursing and working, to being pregnant while gender queer, to race, immigration and mamahood.
By Jill on May 9, 2012
Author: Jill has written 5302 posts for this blog.
Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.