The New Mommy Writers’ Workshop welcomes all mothers, mothers-to-be, and women who identify as mothers, and/or are engaged in any form of mothering work. Mothering Work includes, but is not limited to, being a mother, caring for children, being an auntie or godmother, wanting or trying to get pregnant or adopt, wondering about future pregnancies or visualizing motherhood, healing from the loss of a child or trauma in the womb, healing from trauma in the body, working to strengthen or heal your relationship with your mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, or your own self, providing care for a mother or parent figure, being a midwife, doula, or birth worker, being an artist, and working in service to women, mothers and children.
In this space, we are all writers. We all have stories, and all our stories are worthy of being honored and explored in their fullness. We are all the author of our words, and we are responsible for the way our stories gets told. The Workshop offers opportunities for each participant to discover the depth of her own narratives, and to feel empowered in choosing how those narratives shape and influence real things in her life.
Through structured writing activities, writing skills building activities, group sharing circles, customized writing prompts, and more, the workshop cultivates a healthy and dynamic environment for exploration, self-awareness, and creativity. Participants are encouraged to contribute to the evolving dialogue of what it means to be writing in the midst of our current reality as women engaged in some form of mothering work.