Accepting Help

By Aster Woods Can you imagine a scenario that would finally push you over the edge? Or do you just keep telling yourself you can handle anything? For people who care for others, hitting rock bottom is often an abstract principle. You do whatever it takes to keep on going. Because what’s the alternative? Really?Continue reading “Accepting Help”

HAPPY 100 YEARS OF THE VOTE FOR WOMEN IN AMERICA

Today is the 100 year anniversary of WOMEN GETTING THE VOTE in America. This is such a big deal! Hard to believe, I was born only 37 years after this law was enacted. At the Museum of Motherhood in NYC, we had an area called the Suffragette Sitting Room, where mothers would come and gatherContinue reading “HAPPY 100 YEARS OF THE VOTE FOR WOMEN IN AMERICA”

Submissions Request – Each Egg a World: Stillborn Project

  Adinda van ’t Klooster is making art about stillbirth. ## Adina organized the online exhibit, Each Egg a World after her own experience with having a stillborn child. Now she wants to help break through the “tremendous taboo” that she says thwarts discussion around stillbirth and hampers the funding of measures to bring the numbersContinue reading “Submissions Request – Each Egg a World: Stillborn Project”

Let’s Talk About Monomaternalism

Explorations and Art by Aster Woods What is Monomaternalism? Monomaternalism, as defined by Shelley Park in her 2013 academic work ”Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood: Resisting Monomaternalism in Adoptive, Lesbian, Blended, and Polygamous Families” is essentially the pervasive notion that a person can have only one mother; it also privileges the bio-essentialist belief that only theContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Monomaternalism”

Mother-Daughter and The Unsaid Things/ FILM

By Emily Zou In my last post on Obachan’s Garden, a Japanese-Canadian documentary, I wrote about how focusing on the stories of mothers and grandmothers is important in disrupting the way that we remember our history and ancestry. For this week’s post, I’d like to write more locally about the wonderful way that a mother-daughterContinue reading “Mother-Daughter and The Unsaid Things/ FILM”

Vegetables by Aster Woods

Art and Words by Aster Woods – Aster is caregiver to her mother 03/08/2020 10.32 AM Clean Bedroom 03/08/2020 10.52 AM Find Last Night’s Dinner 03/08/2020 10.55 AM Have Difficult Conversation about Vegetables I want her to eat vegetables. I want her to eat vegetables so much. I have a Pinterest board full of creativeContinue reading “Vegetables by Aster Woods”