The majority of women in prison are mothers of minor children, and women are the fastest-growing prison population in the country. We need to recognize and treat with compassion the humanity of these mothers.
We need a world that supports and respects safe and voluntary motherhood, not just with cards, fancy dinners, and sentiment on one Sunday a year, but by respecting our rights every single day.
If we changed society’s attitudes and policies around mothering and child care, we could give a gift not just to our own moms but to all mothers this Mother’s Day.
Black children are twice as likely to enter U.S. foster care than white children. The culprit: Our inattention to poverty.
Before the internet made it easier to network with other alternative parents, before there was a genre of mama zines, or even Hip Mama, there was China Martens' "The Future Generation: The Zine for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends & Others."