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About Your Voices: On Motherhood

By: IMOW Team
Submitted: 12/31/1969

The International Museum of Women is pleased to present 

Your Voices: On Motherhood

Your Voices: On Motherhood is a curated online exhibition of over 30 extraordinary and compelling works by artists across the globe on the topic of motherhood. Your Voices: On Motherhood is a special preview exhibition in advance of our 2012 flagship online exhibition MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe. Your Voices: On Motherhood will be on display online at exhibitions.globalfundforwomen.org/yourvoicesonmotherhood through January 2012 only; after that time work included in Your Voices: On Motherhood will become part of the online exhibition MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe.

Your Voices: On Motherhood is the result of a global call for submissions to artists, writers, journalists, and photographers around the world, asking questions related to modern motherhood and on a variety of topics, including motherhood and identity, work, health, pregnancy, alternative mothering, generational differences, and much more. IMOW curated a selection of 30 stories out of nearly 600 submissions received from around the globe.


One of the 30 artists included in Your Voices: On Motherhood exhibition will win a US$1,000 cash prize--and you can help choose who by participating in our Community Choice Award contest, launching January 2012!

A prestigious global jury will select FIVE stories from those included in Your Voices: On Motherhood. Those five stories will be eligible for the US$1,000 Community Choice Award. The winner of the award will be chosen by audience vote, to commence January 18, 2012.

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Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Executive Director of the United Nations Association Film Festival, Yugoslavia / US

Liesl Gerntholtz, Women's Rights Director at Human Rights Watch, South Africa

Claudia Mandel-Katz, Art Historian, Argentina/Costa Rica

Catherine King, Vice President of Programs & Exhibitions, IMOW, US

Mimi Kuo-Deemer, International Photojournalist, UK/China

Anne Sengès, Journalist and Author, France / US


IMOW Executive Director: Clare Winterton

IMOW Vice President for Exhibitions and Programs: Catherine King

Web and Social Media Manager: Krista Walton

Development Director: Noelle Colome

Development and Operations Coordinator: Irene Morrison

MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe Content Producer: Virginia Williams

Curatorial and Project Management Volunteers: Emilia Aiello and Anita Zafizdar

Public Relations: Katherine Croke

Banner Design: Michael Yap

Web Development: Mediatrope


Special thanks to all those who submitted work to Your Voices: On Motherhood. We received so many amazing submissions-many of them personal, beautiful, heartfelt stories-and we are so honored that you shared them with us. Please stay tuned for more opportunities to have your work included in an IMOW exhibition!


Press Release: Your Voices: On Motherhood Launches! (PDF)

Extended Press Release: Your Voices: On Motherhood Launches (PDF)

Images available upon request


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