Funnel of Dreams Film Screening Online May 22

Funnel of Dreams film screening & talkback online with MOM: May 22nd, 7-8:30PM EST with Bonnie Silvestri. The film reflects on the global pandemic, and how families need to think about the work/home life paradigm and how Americans might improve things for a better future. The film dives into the history of motherhood, the struggle for women’s rights, and the issues related to family leave in the lives of working parents. At a time when women’s rights are under siege, the United States is the only industrialized nation not providing paid family leave. A director’s discussion will follow the screening. Please join our online community to RSVP to the Zoom.

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.

M.A.M.A 51: Art and words by Clara Aldén

The Mother of Frankenstein’s Monster (2021) researches the production of bodies and identities in relation to motherhood. ” My children were produced by and within my body”. Production continues after birth: children’s bodies grow and their identities develop. The identity of the mother is also born in relation to the child’s birth. This inquiry revolves around the idea of maternal “split subjectivity” and the child as an “unruly descendant” of the mother. It researches the conjunction of symbiosis and struggles present within a mother-child relationship.