Dr. Amanda Watson’s research explores how caregivers and community activists navigate complex institutional settings in their efforts to effect social change. Her interests include care, labour, disability, media representation of motherhood. She teaches on politics of family, global problems and the culture of capitalism, and power and conflict in Canadian society. Watson is an Associate Member of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. She serves on the editorial board of Gender & Society.
This September the Museum of Motherhood is extremely pleased to welcome Jade Jemison and Tori Wright to our fall semester team. Please join us in our growing excitement to get to work on some great new projects in grant writing and art-sourcing as we dive into more about moms’ lives and work.
We are pleased to welcome Arun Sankar for a three-month internships with MoM. During his time with us, Arun will be reading through multiple texts related to sociology, feminism, history, and mother studies and identifying relevant quotes that we will share here to educate and inspire.
Today’s introductory quote was by Keilah Billings taken from Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge.
The sentiment expressed, uses the popular film, The Matrix, to help elucidate a sociological viewpoint. In this case, that viewpoint asserts that it is important to wake up in our lives to all kinds of possibilities and to thoughtfully examine our perceptions and surroundings. Only in this way, can we truly liberate ourselves to our own best lives.
The Annex serves as an incubator MoM project. We want the museum vision come alive in St. Petersburg, Florida. In order to do this, attention needs to shift. To that end, the next year will be almost exclusively focused on building our coffers through memberships, donations, grants, and partnerships. We must do this if MoM is going to thrive. Please join me in this affirmation and keep this top of mind and action!