Oh, and yeah – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY ! We L<3VE YOU, we love peace, we love our planet, and we’d like to see every human being valued in an equitable and sustainable world. Hang in there. Because we are all connected, because m/otherhood is otherhood, and because if there are more of us spreading light, rather than hate, more of us creating access than obstacles, and more people acting out of respect than entitled aggression – towards each other and our planet- then we just might make it! Let kindness be the currency of our lives.
Each of my daughters was born in traumatic circumstances. My first was born 6 weeks premature and my second was born in mid-2020 during the height of the first Covid wave. Each time after giving birth, I experienced postpartum depression. My body had done incredible feats, but it now felt foreign. Over time I realized I needed to regain a balance between caring for my daughters and caring for my mental health. My art practice has become an outlet to cope with, at times, crippling anxiety. It is a meditation on what it means to be an artist, a parent, a woman.
We continue to keep our focus high and our voices strong here at MOM. To that end, we had a beautiful weekend in St Petersburg filled with art and celebration as people from all walks of life and far-ranging geographies came to enjoy the MOM Art Annex gardens (featuring art by Luci Westphal from the AEHK neighborhood and in our online store), exhibits, as well as the Feminist Playhouse, where Martha Joy Rose lectured widely on womyn, equality, and mother Studies, while making lemon art. See here our newest acquisitions, conference announcements, podcast mentions, and more information about the Museum of Motherhood activities.
TWO UPCOMING EVENTS: AEHK Artists Studio Tour & Annual Academic MOM Conference: In-person and online! First, Sat & Sun March 19th & 20th the AEHK with multiple artists, including Martha Joy Rose, museum founder and multi-media artist featuring the Feminist Playhouse- and then- the Annual Arts and Academic MOM Conference March 25-26 EST on Zoom through our new COMMUNITY! Open to all. Join us!