Inspiration

 
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We hope to inspire you with a range of historical and contemporary writing by women* to support you with your own journaling - covering feminism, birth, mental health, creativity and the everyday.

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Image from Pia’s journal, 2017

Image from Pia’s journal, 2017

Blogs

 
 
 

Historical journals

Ida B. Wells, late 19th century

Ida B. Wells, late 19th century

18th century

  • Fanny Burney - Journals and Letters
    A memoire, political and social history, and a letter to a certain ‘Miss Nobody’

19th century

20th century

 

This week I have by Hannah Lamdin

Hannah, one of our Founding Mothers, created this brilliant poem, charting the daily tasks and hidden nature of a mother’s work.

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Modern journals

Cartoon by Henny Beaumont from Hole in the Heart - Bringing up Beth

Cartoon by Henny Beaumont from Hole in the Heart - Bringing up Beth

 

Motherhood and creativity

Image from Amy’s journal, 2018

Image from Amy’s journal, 2018

 
 
 

Organisations

We recommend a number of organisations that support mothers, mother-artists, and families. They can help connect you to an inspiring community of makers and thinkers.

 
Terese in Ecstatic Childbirth  by Hermione Wiltshire 2008 digital print 50 x 65 cm. Birth Rites Collection

Terese in Ecstatic Childbirth by Hermione Wiltshire 2008 digital print 50 x 65 cm. Birth Rites Collection

Mother artists

 
 
 
 

Setting up a group

Thinking of setting up your own Maternal Journal group?

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Birth, Art and Culture

Read the latest from our news and blog.

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