An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice is a collection of writings and art about mothering by women who are also artists. Do you pause during the course of a normal batshit busy day to wonder, “Will I ever finish a full sentence again?” or “Is it possible to resurrect my own voice amid the din of this crowd that persists in following me, even unto the bathroom?” These 36 women have finished a few sentences for you to be inspired by and to assure you that, yes, it is possible and even, really important for you to finish that row of knitting or write that story. In the words of Audre Lorde, “The farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives.”
Enclosed in this book are peeks in to the daily lives of some extraordinary women. Come join the circle.
Suzi Banks Baum, Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Shari Simpson, Alana Chernila, Janet Reich Elsbach, Karen Arp-Sandel, Kathy Drue, Leah Piken Kolidas, Hester Velmans, Lori Landau, Linda Jackson, Lorrin Krouss, Dara Emerita McKinley, Maria Sirois, Monica Devine, Gabrielle Senza, Gina Hyams, Nichole Dupont, Sharon Pywell, Lissa Rankin, Leigh Strimbeck, Rachelle Panagarry, Christine Casarsa, Joanne Tombrakos, Michelle Gillett, Jennifer Currie, Stella Elliston, Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, Jenny Laird, Sou MacMillan, Linda C. Wisniewski, Karen Lee, Cheryl Paley, Beth Bornstein Dunnington, Felicia Bender, Christina Rahr Lane.
By purchasing this book you support women artists and two important organizations that provide vital services to women in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Community Health Programs and Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires. Thank you!
Suzi Banks Baum, an artist, writer and full time mom, can be found creating community wherever she goes. While writing her first book, Laundry Line Divine: A Wild Soul Book for Mothers, Suzi discovered the vital voices of mothers who make art while raising children. She is a theatre professional, group facilitator, and mixed media collage artist. She lives with her husband and two teenagers in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts.