motherhood

Shot to Pieces: “Pieces of a Woman” Is a New Take on a Well-Worn Trope

What does it mean to make an “authentic” film about tragedy?

Abby Johnson Is Hiding Her Racism behind Her Black Son

“Statistically, my brown son is more likely to commit a violent offense over my white sons, okay?” Read more »

Why Is Activism Reserved for White Moms?

Black mothers have long been doing the work. Read more »

“Impersonation” Explores a Power Struggle Between Two Feminist Moms

What can a woman and a mother with no money afford to say no to? Read more »

YouTuber Myka Stauffer Illustrates the Problem with White Adoptive Parents

Adoptees have long known what it’s like to have our stories usurped by adoptive parents. Read more »

Two Funny Moms Get Real about the Goriness of Having a Baby

“There’s No Manual” informs without scaremongering and advises without judging Read more »

Transmitting Culture: A New Slate of Films Serve as Love Letters to Korean American Mothers

Always Be My Maybe, Searching, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before depict Asian American mothers as worthy of the same care, sympathy, and compassion that they bestow on their children, family, and friends. Read more »

Two Moms Share Stories of Migration and Breastfeeding

What is it like to breastfeed while in immigrant detention? Read more »

Baby Savior: Motherhood Is Not a Form of Redemption for Career Women

Pop culture’s preoccupation with fixing single, aging career women seems to have expanded over the last three decades. Read more »

Bumped Off: What Will It Take to Destigmatize Teen Motherhood?

Young moms from less privileged backgrounds, as well as teen moms of color like me, are still waiting for positive reflections of ourselves on TV. Read more »

Mothers of Contention: For Female Authors, Parenthood and Legitimacy Are Still Linked

There’s a distinction between asking someone to understand that your experience is different from hers and asking her to accept that your experience is better. Read more »

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