The Museum of Motherhood, the ProCreate Project, the Mom Egg Review present an international exchange of ideas and art. M.A.M.A. celebrates the notion of being “pregnant with ideas” in new ways. Words intersect with art and explore the wonder and the challenges of motherhood. These pathways between the creative, the literary, the digital, and the real, as well as the everyday: wherever you live, work, and play, the Art of Motherhood is made manifest.
Each of my daughters was born in traumatic circumstances. My first was born 6 weeks premature and my second was born in mid-2020 during the height of the first Covid wave. Each time after giving birth, I experienced postpartum depression. My body had done incredible feats, but it now felt foreign. Over time I realized I needed to regain a balance between caring for my daughters and caring for my mental health. My art practice has become an outlet to cope with, at times, crippling anxiety. It is a meditation on what it means to be an artist, a parent, a woman.