The Maternal Is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change (Paperback)
Exploring the vital connection between motherhood and social change, The Maternal Is Political features more than 40 powerful, hard-hitting literary essays by women who are striving to make the world a better place for children and families both their own and other women’s in this country and globally.
From the mom deconstructing playground "power games" with her first-grade child, to the mother who speaks out against misogyny during an awkward road trip with her college-age daughter and friends, to the mother of sons worrying about the threat of a future military draft, The Maternal Is Political brings together the voices of women who are transforming the political and social: one child, one babysitter, one peace march at a time.
About the Author
A former political director for a state political action committee, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner currently works as a consultant and researcher in the field of environmental policy and political strategy. As a freelance journalist she writes frequently about public policy, mother-hood, health, and new feminism. President of Washington Environmental Alliance for Voter Education (WEAVE), Rowe-Finkbeiner also serves on the state board for Washington Conservation Voters.