As we enter convention season for both the Democrats and the Repulicans, it seems fitting that The Maternal Is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change is our choice.
Exploring the vital connection between motherhood and social change, editor Shari MacDonald Strong features more than 40 powerful, hard-hitting literary essays by women who are striving to make the world a better place for children and families — both their own and other women’s — in this country and globally.
Some of the writers showcased in The Maternal Is Political include:
- Barbara Kingsolver
- Anne Lamott
- Anna Quindlen
- Marrit Ingman, author of Inconsolable: How I Threw My Mental Health Out With the Diapers
- Judith Stadtman Tucker of The Mothers Movement Online
- Ann Douglas
- Stephanie Wilkinson and Jennifer Niesslein, co-founders of Brain, Child: the Magazine for Thinking Mothers
- Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House and author of the recently released Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters
To quote the back of the book,
"The saying is true: The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. And the world has never needed mothers more.
…The Maternal Is Political is a comfort, an inspiration, fuel for the fires, and a roadmap to a better future…for us and for all our children."
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, because MOTHERS knows that the maternal is truly the political. It's our cause and our passion.