CALL FOR PAPERS: Threads of Connection–Sorry/Not Sorry: Confronting mother (and other) blame–healing & resistance in contemporary culture and beyond
St. Petersburg, Florida & Online with the Museum of Motherhood
March 22-24, 2024
CFP – Deadline, Dec. 15, 2023
The Museum of Motherhood is calling all scholars, artists, and community members for presentations and papers on the subject of mother (and other) blame, shame and pain, with a focus on resistance and healing.
There’s been a lot of activity at MOM over the last several months. I thought it might be good to connect everyone and keep you all updated and also take this opportunity to introduce our newest team member, Emma Andrews. Welcoming her is a bonafide full circle experience as her mother was one of the first team members here at MOM almost 20 years ago.
By Srilagna Majumdar During everyday conversations and discourses, we come across labels given to mothers that are burdened by stereotypes and fraught with sky-touching expectations limited by narrow definitions. Aimed at the welfare of others, this focus is seldom targeted towards women’s wellbeing. There have been so less frequent moments when fathers, and children, orContinue reading “‘UNFIT’ MOTHERS: THE BURDEN OF STEREOTYPES”
By Aster Woods Shelley Park in “Queering Motherhood” discusses her personal experience with being both a birth-giving mother and an adoptive mother in an extended family. She considers her children’s own perspectives on the way in which she mothers them; her adopted daughter in particular is resistant to her claim of motherhood, screaming “You’re notContinue reading “Making Space for More Than One Mother”