Mother in the Mother Book

Mother in the Mother Book


A thoughtful anthology of women’s voices, exploring their maternal lineage. With a foreword by Naomi Stadlen, best-selling author of What Mother’s Do.

About the Book
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. 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.

About the Project
Mother in the Mother began its life on Mother’s Day 2012, as a participatory arts project exploring maternal lineage. Throughout its six-year duration, over 250 mothers took part in creative workshops, public events and exhibitions funded by Arts Council England.

About the Author
Pippa is a socially engaged artist, writer and sculptor. A passionate feminist for as long as she can remember, Pippa specialises in working with women, exploring issues including motherhood, grandmotherhood, menarche, the female body and trauma. Pippa lives in Bristol and is a mother to two amazing daughters.

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