Ella is a 17-year-old rising, high school senior from New York. She travels to Malaysia this summer to work on a research project about the resiliency mechanisms of mother refugees and Rohingya women. While many international agencies and organizations work hard to help refugees with short-term aid programs and supplies, Ella is interested in strategies […]
Op-ed, Martha Joy Rose May 13, 2019 Despite headlines and discourse, the most unchanging thing about motherhood is how much it doesn’t change. While parenting narratives in the public arena are more visible than ever, while books on mothers and mothering are written and published at a dizzying pace (see Demeter Press among others), and […]
Art by Tereza Buskova – ‘Clipping the Church’ In many cultures, even today, new mothers and their infants are subject to a period of physical seclusion or confinement from the rest of the world. During this time, the support of relatives and the local community plays a vital role in sustaining the family by caring […]
Ruchika Wason Singh Visual Artist- Independent Researcher Ruchika is the founder of A.M.M.A.A., Asia’s first platform for Mother Artists. She is a visiting professor at Ashoka University in Sonipat, India. We are sharing the Book of Drawing Marathon here in PDF Format. Please go to Ruchika’s website to find out more: http://www.ruchikawasonsingh.com https://www.facebook.com/criticaldialoguesartspace/ http://www.ammaathearchive.com _ Also, […]
Breastfeeding education and support for new mothers is an important ongoing issue. There are many decisions and questions regarding breastfeeding versus formula feeding. A few of those include: should you alternate between both bottle and breast, how long should you breastfeed over time, what type of latching-on techniques should you use, when is the time to start pumping, how should you store pumped milk, etc.?
The American Medical Association says that women of color are 2- 6 times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than white woman depending on where they live. There are many factors that can contribute to this disproportionality, including quality of prenatal delivery and postpartum care. This mortality rate has significant detrimental effects on the […]
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