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Who's Your Mama? : the Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers.

Author: Yvonne Bynoe
Publisher: New York : Soft Skull Press, 2009.
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Unlike other motherhood books that focus on the experiences of a small group of affluent, married white women, Who's Your Mama? centers on the largely untold perspectives of the majority of American women, whose unique and sometimes unconventional family structures impact our country. Their contributions speak practically of their personal beliefs, intimate relationships, and socioeconomic realities. The book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yvonne Bynoe
ISBN: 9781593763503 1593763506
OCLC Number: 609853969
Description: 1 online resource (288 p.)
Contents: contents; Foreword, Rebecca Walker xi; Yvonne Bynoe * Introduction 1; Marla Teyolia * Living in the Third Sphere 11; Jasmine Dawson * To My Unborn Children 17; Amy Kalisher * Starter Child 27; Kelly Jeske * A Shade Called Mama 37; Marcella Runell Hall * Growing Pains 51; Sonali S. Balajee * Namaste Revisited 59; Kim Green * In the Absence of Blood 73; Tanika L. Feaster * A True Testimony 81; JLove Caldern * Movement Mamis: A Day in the Lifeof a Hip-Hop Activist Mami 93; Asata Reid * Childcare Is Caring for Children 101; Lisa Chiu * Where We're From, Where We're Going 115. Meilan Carter * Four Pushes 123Kathy Briccetti * The Baby Bank 129; Lori L. Tharps * Colorblind: The Very True Story ofa Woman Who Didn't Notice Her Sons Were Different Colors 141; Liz Prato * Is Life without Kids Worth Living? 147; Pat D. Jean * Perpetual Choices 153; Mary Warren Foulk * Which One's the Mother? 161; Chris Murphy * Mommy Maybe ... 177; Kersha Smith * No Kitty Crack, Leather Diaper Bags, or Little Black (White) Babies.

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Unlike other motherhood books that focus on the experiences of a small group of affluent, married white women, Who's Your Mama? centers on the largely untold perspectives of the majority of American women, whose unique and sometimes unconventional family structures impact our country. Their contributions speak practically of their personal beliefs, intimate relationships, and socioeconomic realities. The book explores the intersection between motherhood and other facets of the contributors' lives, including race, class, sexuality, politics, and personal tragedy. Personal stories include a femi.

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