“Motherhood”; that word that brings along with its meanings the image of an exhausted and drained mother, who is always cooking and cleaning, loving and caring, but is that image and meanings true and appropriate? The Forgotten Writer’s Motherhood Story Competition that is partnering with Being Feminist, pushing the borders of the classic meaning and image of motherhood. It opens the meaning of motherhood to include all those people or animals whose love is endless and unconditional, and whose support is resilient and persistent. The competition opens the way for motherhood to include a devoted father, a loving grandparent, an old family nanny, a supportive husband and a caring daughter or even a waiting pet.
The competition breaks the stereotypical representation of mothers, breaking away from the commercialized concept of motherhood that is bracketed within mother’s day and the ideal mother celebration. The story competition opens the door for new meanings that redefine set cultures and relocate different roles. It pushes the borders of the meanings of motherhood, inviting more participants and freeing the word from the chains of its traditional representation.
Motherhood Story Competition Guidelines:
Results of the 2012/2013 Women’s Domination Competition:
Book Publication of the 2011/2012 Resurrection of Ancient Egypt Competition Winners:
Dr. Nihad Fottouh
Researcher at the Gender and Women Studies
The American University in Cairo