When we use the word compassion, we mean it! We are addressing the need for increased awareness, awe, and understanding in our world today. We ask the hard questions of what does it mean to be human? What is the experience of procreation, care-work, and connection? How does one’s personal evolution embrace the full spectrum of humanity as well as relations with others? Is there a field of study that can address these things? We think so.
MoM aspires to be an ally, and advocate, and a world class international destination for those seeking to elucidate the art, science, and herstory of womyn, m/others, and families along with supporting those exploring reproductive identities. We work with interdisciplinary artists, scholars, and lay-people to put motherhood on the map in our full, realized world-class museum.
The information that follows is our introduction to the concept of being an ally with MoM.
Allies unite themselves with others to champion a common interest. Sometimes, allies stand side by side. Sometimes they shout encouragement from a distance. And, sometimes they roll their sleeves up and pitch in, which can be the case of our neighbors, friends, or family members.
Together we have a common interest in sharing information, exhibitions, and education with a broad audience free of discrimination and open to all in a safe environment.
We hold space for all self-identified mothers as well as those who are suffering or celebrating and also those who are actively exploring identity and culture.
Our conversations support key social justice studies because we model inclusively as guiding principle, as opposed to operating on principles of exclusively.
MoM believes that a more compassionate world is a better educated and more understanding world. Deconstructing widely held notions that result in stereotyping or prejudice do not encompass the richness nor the complexities of human life.
Just as all individuals are unique, so too are our experiences. That being said, we trust that we have a common path to peace and ending oppression of any kind, while having inspiring experiences along the way.
We are, concerned and caring citizens of the world at MoM. By joining us you are:
- 1. Educating yourself about different identities and experiences
- 2. Taking steps to create interpersonal, social, and institutional change
- 3. Supporting MoM in her activities
Thank You so Much,
By signing this letter (online) you are agreeing that MoM should have civic, governmental, private, and institutional support in St. Petersburg, Florida, and you individually believe in the importance of our mission. Please take a moment to follow this link to sign this important letter.
The MoM Team