Let us create! Let us show our souls! Let us paint our dreams and mold images out of clay. Let us stitch together a history that weaves its way from the city of the arts, in the neighborhood of Kenwood, ‘where art lives’, all the way to you, wherever you may be. Help MoM grow this #GivingTuesday!
November News! The Journal of Mother Studies has launched. Internships are active. The MoM Conference 2023 Call for Papers is posted now. Please submit art, papers, and activism on the subject of M/otherhood, gender, and self-expression by November 30th.
Call for Papers: REPRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPES- Undoing m/otherhood; who has the right to talk about motherhood, who claims that status, and how do we create words, art, and scholarship moving forward?
St. Petersburg, Florida & Online / March 24-26, 2023 / Museum of Motherhood
Calling all scholars, sociologists, maternal psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists, women’s, sexuality, and gender professors, masculinity studies experts, birth-workers, doctors, motherhood and fatherhood researchers, artists, students, and performers: This conference call is for papers, performances, conversations, and art, focused on new gender identities and discourse. Included in this call is an invitation to explore political policy positions relative to Roe vs. Wade, psychological manifestations of maternal neonaticide, infanticide, and filicide, well as the naming and rewriting of works, art, and scholarship around mothers, mothering, and motherhood. How do we approach this? Who gets to say what? How do we make visible these topics in mainstream articulations? How are those with (dis)abilities and other marginalized positionalities heard and made visible? In what ways does inclusivity threaten the status quo? How can we complicate binary viewpoints and assertions situated in a fear-based cultural reality? We rely on previous scholarship, now framed within the context of changing times. What now will we make of ourselves together and separately? We are, after all, the future!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence advocates for leadership, mobilization, and amplification in order to better support efforts “that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism.” Recent studies have shown the leading cause of death among pregnant women is domestic violence.