Meet Our New Intern and #Queering Motherhood:

In our ongoing efforts to bring education and practical knowledge together in a place where we can cooperatively learn and grow, MOM is proud to present the work of our newest intern Aster Woods. Aster hails from the Welsh/English border and is interested in museum curatorship, art, caregiving labor, and the notion of #queering motherhood.Continue reading “Meet Our New Intern and #Queering Motherhood:”

Obachan’s Garden – A Look At Motherhood In Cinema

“We think back through our mothers if we are women”– Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own. By Emily Zou Obachan’s Garden is a 2001 documentary directed by Linda Ohama, made to honor and remember her grandmother. (Obachan means grandmother in Japanese). Despite this simple conceit, the film takes on a wholly different life asContinue reading “Obachan’s Garden – A Look At Motherhood In Cinema”

Motherhood in Cinema

By Emily Zou “Motherhood studies as an area of scholarship is on precarious ground”, Samira Kawash warns in her article New Directions in Motherhood Studies. Advocacy for mothers and the study of feminism are inextricably linked, yet the study of motherhood has been largely neglected by the feminist movement. There are numerous reasons for thisContinue reading “Motherhood in Cinema”

MAMA: Issue 42 BLM, COVID, Afrooist, and A Body Other Than My Own

“This is a time of grieving but also a time of great change. Covid and the emergence of the BLM movement, served as a reminder that anything is possible. Never in a million years could we have predicted such unprecedented change. So as I watch the old structures crumble I am reminded this is a period of infinite possibilities. The question now, is what world, what legacy, what vision I would I like to plant for the next generation.”

Stay At Home – MAM, a New Art Magazine Focused on the Maternal

MAM Press Release MAM is a new art magazine focusing on artists from around the world producing work about the maternal. The first issue, “Stay At Home”, due out in June 2020 is a response by 20 artists to their experiences of working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The magazine aims to support artistsContinue reading “Stay At Home – MAM, a New Art Magazine Focused on the Maternal”

Interview Opportunity/Play About Birth & CFP JourMS

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Lillian Isabella is an award-winning documentary theatre maker. She’s looking to interview at least 100 different people with all different kinds of pregnancy and birth stories throughout the Summer of 2020. If you have been pregnant, are pregnant, or have given birth (of all ages), as well as the people who support pregnancyContinue reading “Interview Opportunity/Play About Birth & CFP JourMS”