America has always had a complicated relationship with motherhood. Many facets of our culture, collective identity, and moral values are wrapped up in the role and rights of women and those who own a womb. This conflict has reached a fever pitch with the drafted reversal of Roe v. Wade on America’s Mother’s Day weekend. I have compiled some meditations on the past, present, and future of this ongoing conflict.
Featured Curator: Courtney Napier
Courtney Napier is a writer, journalist, gatherer, and liberation coach from Raleigh, North Carolina. She has written for national outlets like NewsOne and The Appeal, as well as regional and local publications such as Scalawag Magazine, WALTER Magazine, The Carolinian, and INDY Week. She is also the founder of Black Oak Society, a collective of Black creatives in the greater Raleigh area. Their flagship publication, BOS Magazine, is a literary magazine focused on giving Black Raleigh her flowers now. Finally, Courtney has coached individuals and organizations as they seek to lead and live in a way that undermines white supremacy and honors the humanity of all people. She loves to love her spouse, David, of ten years, and her two little humans who are endless hilarious meme reels.