|A Call Out to Take Part
Gemma Kerr and Rachael Spence are two of our mother/ maker commissioned artists and they would like to invite you to be a part of their project.
"I’m collecting stories, anecdotes and memories of women’s experiences of ‘leaks’ for a new project called UNSTOPPERED
. These stories might be about getting your period at a difficult moment, having night sweats during the menopause, lying in puddles of breastmilk and wee post-birth.
These stories and confessions will be used to create a podcast that will be a conversation about female ‘leaks’ and about the things that women’s bodies do.
I would like to start to create a space where women are able to talk about experiences that they might not have shared, or felt able to share.
I’d like to invite YOU to send me your stories through my website. All stories will remain anonymous. Contributions will be used to create a podcast and create an online archive on Mothers Who Make's forthcoming website - it will be an unstoppered confessional." Gemma
Read Gemma's blog post about her experiences that have led her to make this work and send your stories via her website
"Have you ever thought F**K. THIS. LIST
? I'm a mother of three and I recently embarked on an experiment in domestic equality. I realised I had unwittingly become responsible for most of the work that related to the smooth running of my home and family. So I began to make a list of all the jobs - Every task. All the labour. Every mental note, plan and delegation. Every wash, tidy and repair. Every worry, cuddle and encourage that goes into the maintenance of family life. This became a very long list.
Do you have a list? A to do list? A shared list? A mental note? A task App? If so I'd love to hear about it. Or please come to the next central London Mothers Who Make meeting to share your list and to research and develop some practical ways of being equally responsible for all these f**king lists. A list shared is a list halved after all..."
Send your list to firstname.lastname@example.org
. The next meeting is on the 25th July
at Theatre Deli, Broadgate. All lists will remain anonymous.