Modern Motherhood - Mummy Voices LIVE is sure to inspire with some serious mom truth bombs
Five minutes each.
This Saturday, May 5 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Brockville Public Library, moms will come together en masse and tell the truth about their experiences of modern motherhood. From self-care strategies, to being a "good enough" mother, moms of all ages will hit the stage to share their truths - five minutes at a time.
Stylized after storytelling podcasts like The Moth and This American Life, and born out of a Facebook group by moms, for moms also called Mummy Voices, Mummy Voices LIVE is intended to bring the conversations women usually have in private into public space so that communities of moms can come together and so that moms don't have to feel so alone in their experiences.
Jacqueline Schoemaker Holmes, founder of Mummy Voices and creator of the event, feels compelled by a desire to see these private, largely individualized experiences driven out of the dark and into public spaces where women can gather and share their realities and everyday struggles and successes. Schoemaker Holmes explains that, "Telling my own truths about motherhood, especially my experience with postpartum depression and anxiety, made motherhood and my new life, my new identity, more bearable and more liveable. Realizing that I wasn't alone made me less fearful and learning from the wisdom and experience and boundless compassion of other women who are mothers has transformed my experience of motherhood from something scary to something completely empowering. I am very fortunate to have the Mummy Voices Village with and behind me."
Everyone - mom, dad, partner, sister, brother, friend - is very welcome to attend. The event is free.