May 6, 2019

My previous focus of this project was to compile stories from LGBT individuals and I would like to continue that goal, however I would also like to further analyze the idea of "patriarchal motherhood" and how new ideas of motherhood are challenging traditional ideas of...

November 19, 2018

I have two goals for this semester: get the best grades I can and grow as a person. The first goal is customary for any college student that has plans to continue their studies after getting their first degree. The second goal isn't as thought about as one would hope....

March 6, 2018

When I began to research blogs within the space of maternal writings, I was overwhelmed by the unique experiences of each mother. It is a common assumption that pregnancy ends for mothers after they have given birth. However, as I began to read blogs throughout the mam...

March 6, 2018

How do we define motherhood in individuals who identify outside of the normal binary of parenthood? 

The creation of an online, digital archive of maternal writings and pregnancy narratives seems to be fairly straightforward; you would find blogs, obtain the c...

March 6, 2018

      During the formation of this archive, it was essential to showcase experiences of mothers; what began as an idea to preserve birth narratives quickly expanded, leading to the inclusion of pregnancy and postpartum anecdotes as well. Maternal writing remains c...

February 3, 2018

In Of Woman Born, Adrienne Rich warned that “as long as birth--metaphorically or literally--remains an experience of passively handing over our minds and our bodies to male authority and technology, other kinds of social change can only minimally change our relationshi...

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