Erin Mansur-Smith received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Ohio University after working for the National Domestic Violence hotline and a literacy program with AmeriCorps. She started losing her hearing as a child and is now profoundly, and proudly, deaf.
“The Little Prince” became a phenomenon for good reason: It reminds us how strange the “grown up” world is while articulating simple truths about friendship, love, and distance.
Each of us has one body to travel through this world in and, unfortunately, many of us have not been taught to love these bodies. Catherine Hernandez feels that we can learn to love our bodies just as they are and that 2017 is a great time to start.
Kiyomi Dong is a Brooklyn-based poet and writer hailing from Oahu, Hawaii. Her poetry has appeared in Hanging Loose Magazine #98 and #105.
Uncertain if she should stay close to home, Minoru goes off to work for a nonprofit in Thailand to pursue her passion: train with professional Muay Thai fighters who themselves are fighting for stronger bodies and a chance to escape poverty.
Immortalized in the documentary “Grey Gardens,” Big and Little Edie Beale, aunt and cousin of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, were a memorable mother-daughter pair.
Linda McCartney, a photographer since the mid-1960s and mother of Mary McCartney, was the first woman to photograph a cover of Rolling Stone.
A recurring character that transcends cultures, Mother Nature personifies the nurturing and replenishing qualities of the natural world.
For my mother and grandmother, going to work each day and coming home with a paycheck was not an option.
The kicks and punches became so frequent that I couldn’t remember what it was like not to have a burgeoning person inside me.
My Mother’s Hands & Floral Patterns, from the series Let Virtue Be Your Guide, 2014.
Artist Dot Vile works in textiles with the delicacy of a surgeon with a scalpel, weaving a narrative out of construction materials and cloth that captures the combination, and often juxtaposition, of the male-female dynamic.