At 2AM, deep within an unwelcoming forum for new mothers, I searched, “When do the good parts start?”.
Mom-guilt weighs down on me as I admit that, but at the time I was navigating a personal identity crisis with a 4 month old baby who was boycotting sleep of all kinds. Emotions got REAL and I’d lost my ability to formulate a coherent thought.
I was hopeful to find another mama, awake and willing to validate what my inner wisdom already knew. I wanted to be inspired by others’ stories and other cultures around the world, many of which have this mothering thing seemingly figured out. I wanted to be able to tap into a support system at all hours of the day, guilt free.
Within this safe space, we’re changing the way we speak about personal identity, maternal mental health, cultural expectations and our sacred service to motherhood.
Together, we honor our inner and ancient wisdom to connect with one another through life’s transformations.
THIS WEEK'S THEME:
A RALLY CRY FOR MOTHERS
Together, we're lifting the veil on some of the more challenging aspects of motherhood, allowing mothers to be seen, heard and honored.
With depth and vulnerability we're shifting the paradigm around the way we speak about motherhood and personal transformation.
Within this safe space, we're rallying behind topics of personal identity, maternal mental health, cultural expectation and our sacred service to motherhood.
"She reminded me that my most important role is that of MOTHER. She also reminded me that a mother’s “success” is often intangible, hidden…unspoken."Article 002: Changing The Status Quo of Motherhood Productivity
"It’s chats about redefining our identities. It’s sharing anxieties that seem too small to be labeled. It’s finding ways to forge our own path to parenting. It’s coming to terms with selflessly devoting ourselves to something greater.
These are the Unspoken Spaces of Motherhood"
I wanted to be inspired by others’ stories and other cultures around the world, many of which have this mothering thing seemingly figured out. I wanted to be able to tap into a support system at all hours of the day, guilt free.Article 000: Introducing, Our Seva.
"Knowing how transformative it is to find support and validation within a community that honors the unspoken spaces of motherhood, I now fully understand the interdependence between motherhood and community. It’s freaking empowering."Article 001: A Manifesto For The Unspoken Spaces of Motherhood
Unfortunately, I’ve found many of the digital communities for new mothers to be lacking in depth on the more challenging topics, spewing dialogue that is overwhelming, mediocre and often disguised behind a layer of desperation and crying emojis. No, thank you!Article 000: Introducing, Our Seva.