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Hosted by MTHRhood activist Erica Stephens, the MTHR Project Podcast brings you stories and conversations that challenge our cultural perceptions about motherhood. Are you curious about how social structures and identity interact to reinforce inequity and the illusion of separation? We are, too!

Erica Stephens is the founder of Nana Grants (www.NanaGrants.org), a nonprofit that provides child care funding for low-income single mothers in school. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mthrproject/support

MTHR Projec‪t‬ Erica Stephens

    • Philosophy

Hosted by MTHRhood activist Erica Stephens, the MTHR Project Podcast brings you stories and conversations that challenge our cultural perceptions about motherhood. Are you curious about how social structures and identity interact to reinforce inequity and the illusion of separation? We are, too!

Erica Stephens is the founder of Nana Grants (www.NanaGrants.org), a nonprofit that provides child care funding for low-income single mothers in school. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mthrproject/support

    Brant and Brian's Unpaved Road to Happily-Ever-After

    Brant and Brian's Unpaved Road to Happily-Ever-After

    Brant Rawls-McQuillan always dreamed of having a family that included children. But he was also a gay man who came of age in the early-90s, when happily-every-after stories featuring two guys, two kids and white picket fence simply weren't part of our cultural narrative. To get there, they had to forge a path that wasn’t laid out in sitcoms, movies, and storybooks. Today Brant is a stay-at-home dad and self-described happy homemaker who learned the gift of nurturing from his mother and grandmother.

    Photo Collage: The Rawls-McQuillan Family, their "Dream Team" including gestational carriers, and Brant and Brian's First Babymoon


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    • 50 min
    Our Stories are Meant to Be Told: A conversation with Tracey Palmer, Per Scholas

    Our Stories are Meant to Be Told: A conversation with Tracey Palmer, Per Scholas

    Tracey Palmer is the Atlanta-based managing director for Per Scholas, a nationwide nonprofit that provides tuition-free technology training to unemployed or underemployed adults. Raised in a tight-knit family in West Virginia, Tracey was a high-achieving student — good grades, an athlete, a cheerleader, and an active member of her church. But during her senior year in high school, Tracey fell in love and got pregnant. Her father told her simply, "Your life is over now, Tracey." In this podcast, she shares her journey from teenage single-motherhood to a lifetime of purpose work.


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    • 55 min
    A Mother's Grace: Coming of age during the Iranian revolution

    A Mother's Grace: Coming of age during the Iranian revolution

    Afsaneh Abree was born the eighth child in a well-off, traditional family in Tehran during the last decade before the Islamic Revolution. One summer she recalls running around in shorts, reading novels and enjoying a typical childhood. The next summer, she was wearing a headscarf, books were being burned outside her school, and protesters were taking to the streets. A revolution was also taking place in Afsaneh’s family. After 40 years of marriage, her father left to start a new life with a new family.


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    • 1 hr 3 min

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