Mother in the Mother is a thoughtful anthology of 50+ mother’s stories of maternal lineage published by Womancraft Publishing.
Diverse, rich, celebratory, challenging, sometimes painful and ultimately uplifting…together the mother’s stories in this book illuminate how the strength of maternal love can have the power to heal and overcome adversity. Mother in the Mother was launched at a beautiful celebration held at Colston Hall, Bristol, in October 2019.
“Mother in the Mother is a love song to our mothers, grandmothers, and daughters. Let it move you as deeply as it did me” – Christine Northrup, MD (New York Times best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom).
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.
The stories were collected during previous participatory arts projects: Mother in the Mother and Mothering the Mother, both of which were funded by Arts Council England and supported in kind by Knowle West Media Centre.