Mothers, Women, Girls

Trigger Warning: There is a picture that might be offensive to some. I am not a man hating person, but I thought it was interesting art and portrayal of the current U.S. political atmosphere on healthcare. (I was at an art event).

Also, Happy Mother’s Day to all the women in the world! Whether you’re a mom or not a mom yet because you have the choice to become a mom one day. If you don’t want to be a mom, that’s cool too!

A few weeks back, I went to a St. Pete’s Women Collective with Planned Parenthood event, and I was blown away by the proactive women and men at their Nasty Women Art Show. My friend, Frances convinced me to join her.

I work in the Maternal and Child Health department at school, and I’m surrounded by awesome and inspiring women, men, and professors. They work tirelessly to promote and research health, policies, and programs for mothers, children, and families.

I never realized how important it is to protect and promote services provided to women, mothers, children, and families (men too!) especially with the U.S. health reform and cuts on funding.

All women has a right to choose when they want to become a mom or if they don’t want to be a mom. Women should be able to receive help, services, and information on all aspects of women’s health and maternal health.

So, thank you to all the strong women and mothers holding down the fort and doing it all! And also to those who support women and mothers in education, policies, and at home and work.

And to my mom, who balanced both work and raising 4 childrenΒ – thank you! You’re on yourΒ way to retirement and living in style soon. Happy mother’s day!

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