"In future feminist movement we need to work harder to show parents the ways ending sexism positively changes family life. Feminist movement is pro-family. Ending patriarchal domination of children, by men or women, is the only way to make the family a place where children can be safe, where they can be free, where they can know love."
Contributors include: Victoria Bailey, Celeste A. Bateman, Sheila Black and Eliza Hayse, Lori Anne Boocks, Sophie Buckner, Marina Carreira, Christen Clifford, Mya Cluff, Ellen Cornett, M.A. Dennis, Nene A. Diallo, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Maria Eife, Nadia Liz Estela, Maternal Fantasies, Iris Alin Green, Steve Fitzpatrick, Hannah Gaudite, Kimberley Gertig, Aimee Gilmore, Michelle Hartney, Megan Hildebrandt, Sarah Irvin, Michi Jigarjian, Donna Conklin King, Candice Kwan, Vaughan Larsen, Ariel Lavery, Meg Leahy, Gera Lozano, Tsedaye Makonnen, MANDEM, Lex Marie, China Martens, Deborah Mashibini-Prior, Jessica Mueller, na na, Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Sheri Park, Lara Payne, Tori Pelz, Kathy Putnam, Trixi Rosa, Hannah Baker Saltmarsh, Daniell Savoy, Judy Southerland, Anonymous, Liane Tyrrel, Alana Tyson, Maya Varadaraj, Camila Ussa Villamil,Jasmine Waiters,Sophia Wallace, Jess Weible, Ellyn Weiss, Emilia White and Sara J. Winston.
About AMS: Artist Mother Studio (AMS) has existed in several forms since our inception in 2018. First and foremost we are an itinerant, childcare supported, studio residency for artists with children. Our first cohort worked out of a DIY community arts space called Rhizome in DC, and the second cohort took up residence at Washington Project for the Arts in both their office and exhibition space. AMS has also taken the shape of a conference at Howard University, and an ongoing zine titled Maternal Journal. We seek to shift the conversation around motherhood through a wide variety of projects and actions. We hope to elevate the voices of artist caregivers, amplify the benefits of communal labor, and leverage the unique perspectives of caregivers for positive societal change. We publish the zine as one way to discuss the overlapping issues of caregiving, gender, and oppression. We are artist-run and seek to collaborate, partner, and include everyone in our work.