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AbstractThis email chain conversation between seven mother/artist/activists written over a period of one year between January 2018 and January 2019 reflects our various family lives and attitudes to climate change at that time. The authors identify as belonging to the Family Activist Network, and consequently, to the environmental movement in the age of the Anthropocene. The piece addresses: (1) The many contradictions, paradoxes, hypocrisies, and incongruences inherent trying to be mother/artist/activist; (2) Feminist solidarity; (3) Questioning if it is possible to reconcile activism with maternity, under what circumstances, and according to what models of activist/maternal practice; (4) Intergenerational injustice; (5) The question of acting/not acting; (6) The question of paying attention – noticing how you live and how you create the conditions for another human to live; (7) Other life – other humans, non-humans and the earth, and; (8) The spectacle of mothers and children in protest – the whole performance of mothering in the public realm, at rallies, marches, and art-activist events.
CitationMcCloskey, P., Duffy, C., Zvensden, Z., Chicago, J., Hawkes, J., Townley, A., Lovett, L., and Šimić, L. (2021). 'FAN Mothers in Our Fragile Social Network against Climate Change'. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, 12(2), pp. 1-18.
PublisherYork University, Toronto
JournalJournal of the Motherhood Initiative