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Mother in the Mother

looking back, looking forward – women’s reflections on maternal lineage

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Diverse, rich, celebratory, challenging, sometimes painful and ultimately uplifting together the stories in Mother in the Mother illuminate how the strength of maternal love can have the power to heal and overcome adversity.

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When a woman becomes a mother, it is often a time she reflects back upon the way she herself was mothered. Our maternal inheritance from our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and beyond can have a great influence upon the ways in which we choose to bring up our own children.

Whilst much has been written about the complexity of the mother/daughter relationship, Mother in the Mother explores new territory by looking at the three-way relationship between grandmother, mother and child. Featuring the voices of over 50 mothers from a diverse range of ages, cultural backgrounds and experiences exploring themes of: love, stress, loss, healing, belonging, infertility, mental and physical health issues, twin pregnancy, adoption, pre-maturity, sexuality, single motherhood, young motherhood, abortion, maternal ambiguity and long-distance relationships with families of birth.

This is a personal and her-storic exploration of maternal lineage by project creator, Pippa Grace. Guidance on creating your own healing, creative projects based on the activities used in Mother in the Mother workshops. Diverse, rich, celebratory, challenging, sometimes painful and ultimately uplifting together the stories in Mother in the Mother illuminate how the strength of maternal love can have the power to heal and overcome adversity.

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 228 × 152 mm
Author

Pippa Grace

Pages

192

ISBN

978-1-910559-47-5

Release date

October 2019

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Signed by the author

eBook ISBN

978-1-910559-46-8

Sub-title

looking back, looking forward – women’s reflections on maternal lineage

Meet the author: Pippa Grace

Pippa Grace author of Mother in the Mother by Pippa Grace, Womancraft Publishing
Pippa Grace is a socially engaged artist, writer and sculptor. Her work brings together over 24 years of training and working in the worlds of holistic health, body work, dance, creative writing, journalism, film, photography and sculpture.

She has run participatory arts projects with a diverse range of communities since 2001. She facilitates the sharing of stories and the creation of ‘visual narratives’ at beautifully held workshops. Participants tell their story using a combination of media including textiles, book-making, creative writing and digital storytelling. Pippa is particularly interested in helping to give voice to the quiet, every-day stories that may otherwise be overlooked or forgotten. Where voices have been silenced, her practice helps them find a creative way to speak out.

A passionate feminist for as long as she can remember, Pippa specialises in working women, exploring issues including motherhood, grand-motherhood, menarche, the female body and trauma. In her sculptural practice, she investigates the ways in which our personal and collective stories are frequently embedded within our bodies. All of her work is grounded by an ongoing fascination with, and research into, the healing qualities of literature, myth, fairytale, storytelling, dream and archetype.

Pippa lives in Bristol and is a mother to two amazing daughters.