The International Museum of Women (I.M.O.W), a “groundbreaking social change museum that inspires global action, connects people across borders and transforms hearts and minds by amplifying the voices of women” is calling for artistic submissions on the subject of motherhood for a new online exhibition called “Your Voices: On Motherhood,” launching in November.
The Museum is calling for artists, filmmakers, photographers, musicians and writers to submit original art, creative writing, personal stories, journalism, music, audio, video, photography or animation for consideration. Submissions are accepted online through Oct. 31, 2011.
I.M.O.W. desires to showcase the “experiences, ideas, joys and challenges of a new global generation” on the subject of motherhood. The call for submissions asks: What are your fears and hopes as you think about whether to become a mother? How is being a ‘good’ mother defined in your country or culture? How is mothering now different to your mother or grandmother’s generation?
All published submissions will be eligible for the Community Choice Award which includes a $1,000 prize. The winner will receive a $500 cash award and a $500 donation to a women’s nonprofit of the winner’s choice.
Formerly an attorney representing domestic violence survivors, Lourdes E. Acevedo is a writer and poet of Mexican and English descent interested in art in furtherance of gender and social justice. She holds a J.D. from UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law and got her starting writing with the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice and the California Law Review. She is currently at work on a novel based on her experiences as an attorney, as well as a chapbook of poems. Connect with Lourdes on her new blog: http://lourdesacevedo.wordpress.com