mothers

gun violence

Two Chicago Moms Were Killed in a Drive-by Shooting. They've Been Protesting Gun Violence for Years.

“It is terrifying. It is heartbreaking," the founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings said.
Kelly Vinett
7.31.19
Life

Parents Talk About the Hardest Parts of Having Kids

“I haven’t taken a shit alone in four years.”
Graham Isador
4.12.19
personal essay

My Indian Mother's Refusal to Cook Taught Me Everything About Womanhood and Food

There is plenty to tell about my mother, but no recipes bound and weighted by rituals, no tales of a mother figure carrying the weight of my family’s life at the table.
Sharanya Deepak
3.8.19
Work

Doctors Who Are Mothers Talk About Workplace Discrimination

The stress of being treated differently than their colleagues doesn’t just hurt them—it hurts patient care.
Anita Hamilton
12.12.18
midterms

These Women Took Their Daughters With Them to Vote for Themselves

"I started this campaign with Mila by my side. I can't imagine heading to the polls without her," said Liuba Grechen Shirley, Democratic nominee in the 2nd congressional district in New York.
Kimberly Lawson
11.6.18
Photos

Like Mother, Unlike Daughter: Portraits of Women Defining Their Own Femininity

We talked to photographer Nadia Rompas about her series that unpacks mother-daughter relationships and gender stereotypes in Indonesia.
Alice .
10.9.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

The Abortion I Had While Trying to Stay Clean

“I wanted a child, but logic told me I must terminate. What if I could not stay off drugs?”
Hannah Brooks
9.6.18
Comics!

'The Lizard,' Today's Comic by Diego Cumplido

A lizard gives us some great life advice in this morbid comic by Diego Cumplido.
Diego Cumplido
5.25.18
woman seeing woman

Julie Blackmon's Surreal Photos Show the Chaos of Being a Parent

You don't have to be a parent to enjoy these mythical scenes dripping with dark humor.
Elyssa Goodman
5.3.18
motherhood

Arab Women Tell Us Why They Don't Want to Become Mothers

"I don't want to have to choose between buying myself a dress or getting diapers for a baby"
Aya Abdelrahman
4.19.18
true crime

Why We're Obsessed with Killer Nannies

An ongoing murder trial in New York and the book inspired by the case point to a special brand of primal fear that isn't as simple as you might think.
Susan Zalkind
4.12.18
Pity Party

My Mom’s Pregnancy Playlist Helped Me Get to Know Her Better

At 24, I'm the same age as she was when she had me. By listening to the music she liked back then, I took a closer look at our similarities in taste.
Lauren O'Neill
3.14.18
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