MAKE MOTHERHOOD DIVERSE

Despite the enormous spectrum of realities, too often we are fed a singular story about motherhood.

It’s one that dominates the adverts, the online influencers and features large in what we see projected into our homes via tv and film, but it’s a representation that so many mothers do not identify with.

We don’t want to ignore the mothers in the adverts; the middle-class white mothers with glossy hair and immaculate clothes. What we want is to do is represent this version of motherhood truthfully: as part of the picture, not its whole.” 

Make Motherhood Diverse is not an act of exclusion,

it is an act of inclusion.”

Established in October 2017 by Candice Brathwaite and Nicola Washington, Make Motherhood Diverse’s Instagram following grew to over 17k in just one year thanks to the amazing support of this community.

 

MMD has appeared in countless online and print publication and so far we’ve taken the conversation off line at the inaugural MMD Live in June 2018, and appeared at Brunel University’s Birth, The Body and Performance event.

 

MMD has also curated a panel for Pregnant Then Screwed Live in January 2019 where a panel of experts will be talking about The Politics of Birth.

 

 

“Make Motherhood Diverse aims to represent every experience equally, democratically, and inclusively, using the pictures mothers choose to take, and the words they choose to use.

We don’t speak for anyone, the community speaks for themselves. We simply provide visibility, a level and reaching platform, for all the “types” of mother you can possibly think of to stand tall, proud and heard.”

To find out more about Make Motherhood Diverse, please visit our Instagram, and website.

Make Motherhood Diverse

“Despite the enormous spectrum of realities, too often we are fed a singular story about motherhood.

It’s one that dominates the adverts, the online influencers and features large in what we see projected into our homes via tv and film, but it’s a representation that so many mothers do not identify with.

We don’t want to ignore the mothers in the adverts; the middle-class white mothers with glossy hair and immaculate clothes. What we want is to do is represent this version of motherhood truthfully: as part of the picture, not its whole.” 

“Make Motherhood Diverse is not an act of exclusion,

it is an act of inclusion.”

Established in October 2017 by Candice Brathwaite and Nicola Washington, Make Motherhood Diverse’s Instagram community grew to over 17k in just one year.

MMD has appeared in numerous online and print publications and we’ve so far taken the conversation off line at the inaugural MMD Live! in June 2018, and appeared at Brunel University’s Birth, The Body and Performance event.

MMD has also curated a panel for Pregnant Then Screwed Live in January 2019 where a panel of experts will be talking about The Politics of Birth.

“Make Motherhood Diverse aims to represent every experience equally, democratically, and inclusively, using the pictures mothers choose to take, and the words they choose to use.

We don’t speak for anyone, the community speaks for themselves. We simply provide visibility, a level and reaching platform, for all the “types” of mother you can possibly think of to stand tall, proud and heard.”

To find out more about Make Motherhood Diverse, please visit our Instagram, and website.

 

“There isn’t anything else like you on the gram and I personally really appreciate you. By celebrating diversity in the way you do, you make me feel I belong.”

Olga, @big_fat_greekmother