The MAMAs/PAMAs offers a safe gathering space for mother artists and people who birth to explore the intersectionality of the mother-artist identity. We provide peer support, mindful connection, artistic inspiration and creative provocation to those engaged in this inquiry via their being + work in the world.
The MAMAs/PAMAs uses the word mother as an inclusive, liberatory term. We welcome all who identify with the word mother, embracing its potential for multiplicity (biological, adoptive, foster), value-overlap (Baba, caregiver, parent) and centrality (identity, purpose, calling).
We reclaim the words Mother and Artist as identities that occupy shared space, and when liberated or claimed can thrive in a symbiotic, intersectional flourishing.
We aim to construct conversations, convenings and making-spaces within the public and private realm that celebrate this overlap as a vibrant creative boon, a necessary and essential human understanding/undertaking, well-established in the past and present and consciously building the future.
We believe that motherhood shall be sacred and visible.
We embrace artists working in all forms/disciplines, professionally and/or passionately.