MER Vox Quarterly – Winter 2020
December 15, 2020
Mother is Speaking: An MER VOX folio
Curated by Keisha-Gaye Anderson
Mother is speaking. She is the quiet voice that speaks the loudest, especially when we are out of balance. From state violence to a global health crisis, the call for healing is louder than ever. These poems and stories speak from the perspective of the cosmic, divine, limitless mother. The mother who lives in the ocean, the trees, in every form of life on the planet, and also within the deepest depths of our subconscious mind. Mother is speaking. These works reveal what she has to say about where we’ve been and what she can tell us about who we really are. Listen.
Awotunde Judyie Al Bilali
C. Jean Blain
Keshni Naicker Washington
Melissa Coss Aquino
Pamela L. Laskin
Art by Keisha-Gaye Anderson
Pandemic Parenting: An MER VOX folio
Curated by J.L. Scott
Parenting is always a challenge, even in the best of circumstances. Parenting during a pandemic, when fears for safety are high and opportunities for distraction and activity are limited, is especially challenging. Sometimes, though, the challenges we face end up shedding light on some aspect of ourselves, our lives, our children and yes, even our parenting, that ends making things better. The following works come from mothers covering the gamut of challenges, from the heart wrenching to the heart warming, during this time of Pandemic Parenting.
“All I have is yours” by Elise Gagliardi. 36×48 inches Oil on canvas.
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