Tag Archives: Motherhood

“Women in my family have been shrinking for decades”

TweetStart your morning with this breathtaking poem by Lily Myers of Wesleyan University. It will wake you the fuck up, in more ways than one. Transcript below the jump. Tweet
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What we don’t talk about when we talk about Mommy Wars

TweetI should begin by saying that I’m not a mother. I was raised by a single black mother; and our narrative isn’t unlike the stories of working class single mothers nationwide. One of struggle, sacrifices, and compromise. A complex and harrowing navigation of the public safety net and stone-faced determination in defiance to shaming by [...]
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Quick Hit: On raising feminist sons

TweetI really like this piece by Shannon Brugh over at Rattle & Pen on the challenges of raising sons in a culture that forces kids into gender boxes and, though it claims to be equal, is still decidedly not. Raising boys in a society that claims to be equal is not easy. It’s supposed to be equal, but of course, it’s [...]
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“Let’s show our girls the REAL women they can be.”

Tweet When photographer Jamie Moore was thinking about marking her daughter Emma’s fifth birthday with a photo shoot, she wanted to get more creative than a set of princess photos. She explains: It started me thinking about all the REAL women for my daughter to know about and look up too, REAL women who without [...]
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For the mamas who don’t get love on Mother’s Day

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Rebecca Trotzky-Sirr. It is part of the Strong Families Mama’s Day Our Way celebration. You can read more posts in the series on the Strong Families blog. Strong Families is a national initiative led by Forward Together. Our goal is to change the way people think, act and talk about families. Rebecca’s bio is after [...]
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