I ask that matricentric feminism be recognized as a distinct feminist standpoint and that it be included in the theory, scholarship, and teaching of feminist theory and Women’s Studies more generally. And that as mother-centred feminists we are recognized as feminists, and that, as such, we are entitled to a feminist scholarship and theory of our own: indeed, a room of our own in the home of Feminism.
– Andrea O’Reilly
The museum is representative of motherhood and its diversity in culture, “herstory” and outlook. The ambiance of the museum was warm, welcoming and informative. I cheer you on!
Paula Caplan PhD, writer, feminist, scholar
While in NYC for the Easterns, I visited NYC’s MOM Museum, which had very provocative and engaging exhibits on domesticity – comparison of gendered labor and compensation for tasks like gardening, cleaning, laundry etc. One of more innovative and insightful aspects to their exhibits is that they create a place for children in the midst of the art for adults so that the whole family can be part of the scene.
Christine Morton, PhD, Research Sociologist, Stanford
It was a true pleasure meeting you yesterday and visiting your wonderful museum! The young women in my class loved it, and were very inspired. You are doing a great thing! I look forward to coming back to the museum with future “fresh(wo)men seminars.” – Marcia Inhorn PhD, MPH, Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University
Thank you for the opportunity to meet you and the women who are making up the fabric of the MOM community. I left the experience energized and inspired — largely because of the intimate and authentic space you created. This spirit trickled down through the week and resulted in a remarkable discussion with my research lab and class. I told them about the experiences I had interfacing with your community and asked them to support you in turn. These young women are committed to this work. –
Aurelie Athan, Ph.D.. MA Program Coordinator, Department of Clinical Psychology, Teachers College of Columbia University
The day-conference was a POWERFUL day — thanks so much to you and everyone else who helped to make the experience so special. – Ronnie Komarow, artist, educator, scholar
The Museum of Motherhood (MOM) gave me solace, knowledge, and confidence at the most pivotal time in my life. Through attending events and joining mommy groups, I was able to build strong relationships with inspirational mothers. Being apart of MOM helped me learn about the intricacies of motherhood and what it really means to be a mother. The support I received from MOM not only positively affected my relationship with my son, it enabled me to move forward with my professional aspirations. I am forever thankful.
Elenor B. Daneshva
I feel relaxed and supported – You really hit the nail on the head. You take care of me here at M.O.M., so I can take care of them (my twin girls) – Community Member