CFP Deadline Approaching – MOM Conference/JourMS 2022

Museum of Motherhood Academic & Arts Conference & Journal of Mother Studies (JourMS)

March 25-262022

St. Petersburg, Florida (In-Person & Via Zoom)

Early Submissions Dec 15/ Notification January 15; Late Submissions by Jan 15/Notifications sent by Feb. 15

Creativity for a Cause in Theory & Practice

This conference focuses on creativity, advocacy, and activism through theory and practice. Connect and collaborate! Presenters and participants will share examples, experiences, and analysis of artistic expression, social justice, identity, and action. Given the current climate, relevant questions might include: How do we heal trauma? How can art be leveraged for community connection and social change? What works and what doesn’t work? Where have we been? Where are we now? Where do we hope to be? What is radical self-healing?

We welcome submissions from makers, scholars, students, activists, artists, community agencies, service providers, journalists, women, men, mothers and others who work, play, or research in this area. Cross-cultural, historical, and comparative work is encouraged. We encourage a variety of types of submissions including academic papers from all disciplines, workshops, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts, film, music, audio and other alternative formats. Topics include (but are not limited to):

Radical healing. Women’s issues. Representing Maternal creativity in Film, Video, Fine Arts, Music, and Theater; Women and Representation; Race, Representation and Families mobilizing voices through creativity; Maternal Ambivalence in visual culture; Women and Loss, Depression, and Domestic Violence; Performing Feminism in Practice and Expression; Mother Writer, Daughter Writer: Writing Motherhood; Writing Family, Facilitating the Creative Family; Imaging LGBT Mothers and Maternity; “Late Bloomer” Art: Post-Maternal Artists & Non-Procreators by Choice; Representing Motherhood on the Internet; Motherhood, Art, and Creativity; Healing and Creativity; Families and Disability: Mothers as Creative Cultural Force; Photography; Behind the Camera: Women as Filmmakers, Directors, Producers; Activist Musicians across Musical Genres: Rock, Rap, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Country; Narratives of Creative Mothers: Expressing: Imaging Breastfeeding Mothers, Mommy Bloggers: Re-Writing Motherhood, etc.; Dealing with (Post-partum) Depression by Making Creative Work; Pregnant moms; Earth Mothers and Nature Grrrls; Celebrity mothers; How images of fathers impact representation; News media coverage of foster moms; Women in politics; teen mothers in film or television; Mothers as consumers; Mothering and the representation of Class and Transformation Through Creative Empowerment, Dance, Sports, Literature, and Media; Gender-fluid expressions of creativity and parenthood; Social Change and Social Activism in History and in Contemporary America.



All submissions are considered for publication at the Journal of Mother Studies (JourMS).

Published by MOM

The MOM Art Annex (FL) is a certified 501c3 designated non profit, connecting Students, Women, Men, M/others and Families through Reproductive Identities, Music, Art, Activism and Education for Cultural, Economic & Social awareness. By creating, producing and presenting visual, literary, educational, academic, performing arts exhibits that celebrate, nurture and support individuals with a special emphasis on identity, experience, and community, MOM acts as a safe space for healing and illumination. We create unique opportunities for people that they might not otherwise have; free of age, race and socio-economic barriers.