Tag: Notes From the Motherfield

Notes from the Motherfield LIVE! Online / Dec 5

Saturday, December 5, 2020 on Zoom 6pm Tucson MT / 5pm PT / 8pm ET. This event is ASL interpreted. Accessibility for the Deaf and hard of hearing community thanks to Brandy Resnick and Kathy Murtaugh. Ticket sales closed at midnight Dec 4. Regular $20 / Discounted $15 / Gift-a-ticket $20 KPI will donate Gifted tickets to

Notes from the Motherfield LIVE October 9, 2020

Friday, October 9, 2020 on Zoom 6pm Tucson (MST) / 8pm Central / 9pm EST. Event is ASL interpreted. Advanced purchase required. Ticket sales close at midnight Oct 8. Regular $20 / Discounted $15 / Gift-a-ticket $20 KPI will donate Gifted tickets to women of color and Deaf community members who wouldn’t otherwise be able to

Beth Alvarado

The Motherhood Poems: On the birth of my first grandchild by Beth Alvarado   The baby was born early. Eight weeks early to be exact. They now count gestation in weeks not months. I stood in the hall and heard his first cry. Like a kitten, small and mewing. He was small. Four pounds, three

Khadijah Queen

Mothering Solo by Khadijah Queen   Mothering is the ultimate convergence of public and private. From the moment your belly swells, the fact that you are/have been sexually active becomes publicly displayed. The implicit questions: Who has impregnated you? Does he have cultural/institutional permission? Do you, expectant mother, have permission? Where is the piece of

Pooja Makhijani, Sharline Chiang, Tyrese L. Coleman, MK, & A’Driane Nieves

Saving One Another’s Lives: A Conversation with Women Writers of Color About Postpartum Mood Disorders by Pooja Makhijani, Sharline Chiang, Tyrese L. Coleman, MK, & A’Driane Nieves Postpartum mood disorders are far from rare. Statistics show that up to 1 in 7 women may experience postpartum depression, anxiety, or obsessive compulsive disorder. These disorders make it hard