MAMA 46: Three Degrees of Separation & Home Isolation, Day 42

This body of research challenges the conflicting landscape of early motherhood, as this is conveyed through social prescriptions, which interpret the body as a metaphor for self-worth and aim at controlling the mother-infant physicality. This norm is in fact experienced through three progressive stages of physical and emotional separation between mother and infant, opposing the fundamental principles of healthy attachment i and can result in breastfeeding grief, separation anxiety, and trauma.

HAPPY 100 YEARS OF THE VOTE FOR WOMEN IN AMERICA

Today is the 100 year anniversary of WOMEN GETTING THE VOTE in America. This is such a big deal! Hard to believe, I was born only 37 years after this law was enacted. At the Museum of Motherhood in NYC, we had an area called the Suffragette Sitting Room, where mothers would come and gatherContinue reading “HAPPY 100 YEARS OF THE VOTE FOR WOMEN IN AMERICA”

Stay At Home – MAM, a New Art Magazine Focused on the Maternal

MAM Press Release MAM is a new art magazine focusing on artists from around the world producing work about the maternal. The first issue, “Stay At Home”, due out in June 2020 is a response by 20 artists to their experiences of working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The magazine aims to support artistsContinue reading “Stay At Home – MAM, a New Art Magazine Focused on the Maternal”

Childless By Choice?

Written by Annika Tornatore (Edited by M. Joy Rose) According to a recent article in Psychology Today, American mothers are challenged to balance work struggles and their home lives with increasing levels of stress. At the same time, cultural messaging about parenthood often glorifies motherhood and does not reflect the inherent conflicts between the personalContinue reading “Childless By Choice?”

M.A.M.A. 37- Clipping the Church and a Measure of Grace

Art by Tereza Buskova – ‘Clipping the Church’ In many cultures, even today, new mothers and their infants are subject to a period of physical seclusion or confinement from the rest of the world. During this time, the support of relatives and the local community plays a vital role in sustaining the family by caringContinue reading “M.A.M.A. 37- Clipping the Church and a Measure of Grace”