Your Voices

We asked artists, writers, photographers, and filmmakers around the world to submit their creative work about various issues related to motherhood. The result is this curated selection of pieces, Your Voices! Explore moving work that showcases the feelings, perspectives, and experiences of motherhood from all over the globe! Six outstanding pieces have been selected by a prestigious international jury as finalists for IMOW's Community Choice Award.

Featured Voices

Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
This photo series looks at a unique option offered by Washington State, USA to imprisoned mothers and their children.
Lenelle Moïse
Haiti / United States
Lenelle Moise's poem leads us though a queer woman's thoughts and internal inquiet about the process of having a child.
Margaret O’Brien
Margaret O'Brien offers this song as a tribute to her aunts and the maternal role they played in her life while her own mother was ill.
Rachael Ouko
This documentary short from Rachael Ouko interviews teen moms living in the Mathare Slums of Nairobi, Kenya, where teen motherhood is common.
Sarah Buttenwieser
In this essay, Sarah Buttenweiser explores what the name “mother” means as an adoptive mother in an open adoption.