From the Editors

Raising Mothers Is Seeking Your Submissions!

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RAISING MOTHERS seeks fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and graphic narratives for our Generations column. This section will explore the unique space that is being a first generation parent. This can mean you and/or your parent(s) was an immigrant or you are a first born in your family in your country of birth. What are your cultural norms? How do they differ from society-at-large? What presents itself in your parenting? Do they differ from your partner if there is one?



RAISING MOTHERS seeks fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and graphic narratives for The Political Body. What does it means to live in your body as a BIPOC with or without other marginal intersections? What does it mean to parent with this body? How are outside forces (society, our families, government, media) trying to dictate what it means to live how we do? This can also be viewed in shaping how we help our children view themselves.

Especially interested in work from trans WOC, fat WOC, queer WOC, poor/working class WOC, disabled WOC, sex workers or any intersections not mentioned.

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Sherisa de Groot (she/her) is a writer, community builder, and founder of Raising Mothers, literary membership community Literary Liberation, and pens A Home Within Myself. With a focus on intersectionality and social justice, de Groot’s writing explores the nuances of motherhood and the experiences of BIPOC mothers and marginalized genders. Through her work, she aims to amplify the voices of those who have been historically silenced and create a more equitable world for all. Her work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Kindred by Parents, Refinery 29, Mutha Magazine, and Oldster Magazine and she was a contributor to the book ‘100 Diverse Voices on Parenthood’ by A Kid’s Company About.