We Are One Human Family – Women’s History Month

Today, a message from Maya Angelou featuring her poem titled Human Family. This is also a reminder, the Museum of Motherhood is devoted to elucidating the science, art, and history of mothers. We are invested in telling stories from, for, and about, the multicultural family.

Why You Don’t Need High-Heels During COVID – And Other Things

By Martha Joy Rose I’ve always thought high-heeled shoes were ridiculous. Pretty women teetering on stilettos, inviting bunions, rushing about, that kind of beauty hurts. As it turns out, males in the Persian Empire first wore elevated soles in the 10th Century. The term, killer heels exemplify the fact that warriors used them to grip stirrups whileContinue reading “Why You Don’t Need High-Heels During COVID – And Other Things”

Our Bodies Ourselves – The MOM Library

Our Bodies, Ourselves was written by The Boston Women’s Health Collective in 1970, with the goal of promoting women and girl’s health, reproductive rights, and sexuality. The knowledge presented was radical for its day, illuminating topics as varied as masturbation and abortion.

Sharing Native American Traditional Stories

The Santa Ynez band of Chumash Indians currently reside on the reservation located in Santa Barbara County in California. They have kept their Chumash traditions alive for 100 years. Their cultural heritage achievements include maintaining a connection to ancestral spiritual beliefs. These Native Americans have a festival called *Hutash*, named after the Chumash Earth Goddess.

American Indians – A Time of Harvest & Hope?

October 2020 is a harvesting celebration month. This October report will describe some of my research and areas of interest on the topics of American Indians. Among them, are ethnobotany (in traditional acorn gathering) and Ecofeminism. Through my internship at MOM, I look forward to exploring the Indigenous lifestyles as I work toward the completion of my advanced degree in Public History at American Public University.

WITCHES, MIDWIVES AND NURSES

In America, the month of October is the month of witches – the evil, the cruel, and the ugly. The Museum of Motherhood has hundreds of books in its collection, intended to educate, elucidate, and empower us. How have women been targeted as witches throughout history, since the middle ages and what can we learn? Let’s look at how Barbara Ehrenreich throws light upon this subject in her book “Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A history of women healers “.