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Creative Mothers of Invention Features

Alice Allan, Uzbekistan, Central Asia   Creating life, becoming a mother, is the supreme act of creation. But does it mark the end for mothers’ personal creativity? Throughout history, women have been told that motherhood and creativity (beyond the practical productive kind that clothes and feeds their children) aren’t compatible. After all, aren’t the famous writers and artists all childless? The Brontës, Frida Kahlo, Jane Austen,...

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Myself through His Eyes Features

Lisa Hassan Scott, Wales, UK Photo: Megan Soto Why is it easier to complete the sentence, “I’m a terrible mother because…” than to say why we are brilliant mothers? “I know you’d like to play with that pen. It doesn’t seem like he wants to share it. Here’s another pen for you to play with.” It is a joy to witness two mothers sensitively helping...

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The Way a Mother Loves Mothers' Stories

Ángeles Tavárez, Bry-sur-Marne, France Translated from Spanish into English by Hanny Ghazi, Saint-Cloud, France   My name is Ángeles and I love to breastfeed. To me the word means “the way a mother loves” (word play in Spanish: amamantar = to breastfeed, amar= to love). I place breastfeeding among the most sublime things one can do. When I have my baby attached to my breast I...

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Celebrating Strong Mothers Mothers' Stories

Jennifer Mourin, Penang, Malaysia   Artist and WABA consultant celebrating strong mothers   I am a Malaysian artist of Eurasian descent, living and working on the island of Penang. Art has always been a huge part of my life and psyche. It has fed my soul and kept me sane. Recently I’ve returned with vigor to this, my soul’s longing, following a period filled with studies, demanding jobs, and familial responsibilities....

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