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May 12, 2013

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Mama's Day Cards You Won't Find at the Drugstore


Society & Culture  (tags: mothersday, mothers, families, queer, transgender, immigrants, strongfamilies )
BMutiny  - huffingtonpost.com
The group...commissioned a group of artists to design Mother's Day cards featuring "low-income moms, young moms, immigrant moms, single moms, incarcerated moms, queer moms, and moms struggling with substance abuse," among others. BEAUTIFUL! MOVING!




     







"Roses are red, violets are blue, better luck next time finding a Mother's Day card that truly represents you."

If you aren't the typical nuclear family, that's the kind of message you're likely to find down the greeting card aisle, but for the third year, the Strong Families initiative is offering not-so-average families Mother's Day greetings of a different kind.

The organization's "Mama's Day Our Way" eCard series commissioned a group of artists to design Mother's Day cards featuring "low-income moms, young moms, immigrant moms, single moms, incarcerated moms, queer moms, and moms struggling with substance abuse," among others, as Jezebel notes.

Check out our favorite picks in the slideshow below and the full collection at MamasDay.org.

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Posted: Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:43 am
Tags: families mothers diversity mothersday transgender queer immigrants strongfamilies momsday

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BMutiny TheCorporationsEvil (467)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:59 pm
Please go to
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/11/mamas-day-cards-you-wont-find-at-the-drugstore-photos_n_3259449.html
to find even MORE of those beautiful cards!
[This is on Huff Post Black Voices]

Some wordings on the cards are, "To my chosen mother", and, "The work that makes all other work possible".
These cards are by wonderful artists whom I recognize from seeing their work and styles elsewhere, for example on calendars and posters.

The cards emphasize Family Strength, and Diversity. There are many ages and multiple generations, many skin tones, there are Lesbian Moms and Latina Moms, Moms incarcerated behind prison bars still keeping in touch with and loving their families, differently-abled Moms, animal Moms, demonstrating Moms with signs, a Muslim Mom in a headscarf, Dads who are "Moms", either single Dads or male-partnered. Couples and Singles of all genders and sexual persuasions {including a mermaid who is also a merman!}.
Such an expression of LOVE! What each and every child DESERVES....

Maybe by Mother's Day next year, up to 1/3 of States {17} will have Marriage Equality for those who wish to get married... and many States will have overturned restrictions on Women's Reproductive Rights so that Every Child is, indeed, a Wanted Child!!!
WE CAN GET THIS IF WE ALL GET TOGETHER AND WORK ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is my wish to all Mothers on this Mothers' Day.

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BMutiny TheCorporationsEvil
female, age 78, single, 1 child
Seattle, WA, USA
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