Thursday, November 10, 2016

Mothering From The Margins

Please join us in St. Petersburg, Fla for the “Mothering From The Margins” Conference at the new M.O.M. Art Annex location. SUBMIT NOW:
Hurry. Please submit by Nov. 15th deadline! Please share widely.
First Annual I❤ M.O.M. Conference in Florida
“Mothering from the Margins”
St. Petersburg, FL
10-11 February 2017
Calling all social scientists, women’s, sexuality, and gender scholars, masculinity studies scholars, motherhood and fatherhood scholars, artists, performers, and those interested in caregiving and motherwork more generally for a creative and critical dialogue around the concept of “mothering from the margins.”

Each individual and family engages in care practices from a specific social location, made up of a multitude of intersecting and co-constituting identities that are accompanied by significant privileges and oppressions. For many, motherwork takes place from the margins of society, where individuals and kin networks that do not conform to dominant family structures find themselves. We aim to consider the experiences of oppression, the possibilities for empowerment, and the impacts on individuals, families, and children when people mother from the margins. Of special interest are the following topics: LGBTQ+, queer, and alternative kinship structures; teen and young adult parents; racial minority and multiracial families; transnational caregiving and undocumented families; motherwork from and within marginalized faith communities; adoptive, blended, and multi-household families; caring for or as differently-abled or neuro-atypical; single mothers; low-income mothers and families using public assistance; conceiving and parenting after miscarriage or child death; and negotiating in/fertility; as well as those who do not identify with normative-retro-patriarchal versions of mothering and caregiving.

What are some of the ways mothers can speak up, speak out, and perform with ferocity?
We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, artists, community agencies, service providers, journalists, mothers, and others who work or research in this area. Cross-cultural, historical, and comparative work is encouraged. We also encourage a variety of types of submissions including individual academic papers from all disciplines, proposals for panels, creative. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Mom Egg Review Launch Party NYC, USA

LAUNCH PARTY1

Mom Egg Review 14 “Change “Release Party and Reading—
Sunday, April 24th from 5:30-9 PM at the Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC. 

You are invited to come and read!

We hope you can join us at the launch to share your work and connect with other Mom Egg Review contributors and friends. 

Contributors to this issue are invited to read one short poem or prose piece (up to 1 ½ typed pages), 3 minutes max.  You can read the piece that is in the issue or a different one. If you’d like to read, please let us know as soon as you know your schedule.  

To read: RSVP by 3/30 to themomegg@gmail.com with “Launch Reader” in the subject line.

The venue has a full bar and also a food menu. The reading is open to the public, and friends and family are welcome. (Minors may attend with parents; please note that readings are geared for adults). 

Advance tickets for contributors and guests can be purchased ahead online at the link below (this is a special no-fee link for contributors—if you purchase through LPR there is a convenience charge). The ticket includes one copy of the issue, which will be delivered at the event.

Contributors’ Launch Ticket Link: http://themomegg.com/themomegg/2016_Launch_Tickets.html

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Small Museums Conference

Attending the Small Museums Conference. Happy Valentines Day everyone! Check it out: http://bit.ly/1Oa2Yr9