call for submissions: revolutionary motherhood

February 23, 2008 § 1 Comment

Revolutionary Motherhood

Call for submissions

Due by March 30th, 2008

We are creating a global multi-media publication called Revolutionary Motherhood inspired by the Incite! 2008 Southwest conference and the workshop entitled: Revolutionary Motherhood.  The intention of this publication is to inspire, connect, and organize women and transfolk of color who perform motherhood and daughterhood to co-create life-affirming, mutually liberating communities.

Please send submissions to mai’a at primitivedragonfly@yahoo.com

Please check out revolutionofthelilies.wordpress.com, guerrillamamamedicine.wordpress.com and www.freewebs.com/revolutionofthelilies for more information.

We are asking for articles, essays, interviews, black and white visual art, photography, poetry, etc .

 Exploring themes and questions such as:

What does it mean to be a mother?  What does it mean to be a daughter?

What does it mean to give birth?  How do we give birth as empowered women and transgendered folk?  What is the transition into motherhood?

What is revolutionary motherhood?  How does our experience and performance as women and transfolk of color intersect with our experience of mothering?

What are the daily acts of resistance in which we engage as mothers and daughters?  How did motherhood change our vision of resistance, revolution, and radical action?  What is our relationship to activism and the activism world through the experience of motherhood?

What is the experience of mothering those who are older than us such as parents, grandparents, etc.?  What is the experience of mothering those who are not biological descendents such as students, godchildren, stepchildren, etc.?

In what ways did our mothers model ‘revolutionary motherhood’? What is revolutionary daughterhood?  As a daughter, how do we relate and engage with the mothers and daughters in our community?  Who and what inspires us as mothers and daughters?

What does it mean to be the revolutionary mother of a boy-child/a son?  What is the experience of being a son?  How do we respond to the demonization of mothers of color who care for boy-children/sons? 

What are the specific ways that violence intersects with the experience of motherhood? In what ways does the anti-violence movement need to be more responsible to the experience of mothers of color?  How do we respond to the violence in the medical establishment in terms of pregnancy, birth, child-rearing, elder-care, etc.?

What are specific ways that the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality, nationality play with the acts of mothering and daughtering?

 

 

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§ One Response to call for submissions: revolutionary motherhood

  • Milly Morrow says:

    I am thrilled to find your site and wonder where in the process is the publication? I am a lesbian new-moma of a (6 months) little girl. I am also a divinity student in Cambridge MA specializing in feminist liberation theology. I am doing a project on the fantastic hegemonic imagination (Emilie Townes) of motherhood and the counterhegemony/ alternative visioning that seeks to give space to the subversive voices of revolutionary mothers. I am particularly interested in looking at mothers as a colonized people. I find that many of the counterhegemonic publications out there marginalize women/mothers of color. Do you find that to be true? Could you offer to me your motivation for beginning this publication? Mind if I use this call for submissions as an example in my project?
    Peace,
    Milly Morrow
    mmorrow@eds.edu

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