With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, May 14, we combed through our (tidy and organized) archives to retrieve a pair of articles reflecting different facets of the role of mothers.
An unapologetic love song. Carole E Trainor pens a lyrical tribute to her mother. “With a fistful of wooden pins and a mind intent on reorganizing the world, she stood up to the wind and the rain on the worst of our days—and not for the sake of enslavement or female servitude, but for the sake of that which burned inside her—for the sake of her love…” Holding to Her Artistry – (…for Mother’s day), May 4, 2005.
The currency of motherwork. Carole E Trainor again, this time demonstrating that Capitalism lacks the capacity to recognize the value of mothering. “Capitalism doesn’t concern itself with fairness. It doesn’t promote an ethical conscience and it, in reality, has very little to nothing to do with the principles of fair exchange.” Mothering and Capitalism, August 18, 2004.