Food Fights, Life, Death, and M/otherhood

American mothers, for better or worse, live in a country with no Social Security benefits for their time at home, an ongoing non-equitable pay situation, and a lack of federally mandated parental leave, the formula crisis is just another tip of the iceberg (among many other things). For many this is a life and death situation that begins with birth and ends, in the case of many, with death. I am specifically noting the fact that the US has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed nation. Tonight, Sunday May 22 @ 7-8:30PM (EST) we discuss these topics during a FREE film screening of Funnel of Dreams about the lack of supportive American Policies for moms and families. Join us! Motherhood is ONE FUCK of a journey!

What Makes Us Stronger

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.

Join Us in Welcoming MOM’s New Living Board President Zabrina Shkurti

We ask you to join us in welcoming our new incoming Living Board President for 2022-2023 Zabrina Shkurti! We are ecstatic to have her join our team and can’t wait to see all she will bring to MOM. Zabrina is a Florida native, part of the English Department at the University of South Florida as a PhD Student, and an amazing mother to two boys. Our Living Board sees to the ongoing mission of the Museum of Motherhood locally in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Things In-between

Of course, one day there will be a museum collection about the pandemic. In fact, they’re working on it right now, collecting the pieces of a crisis as it unfolds in the hope that somehow it won’t get lost in the movement of time, that one day we will see ourselves or have ourselves be seen.