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Reading Motherhood was founded by two Georgetown University professors based on a course they co-teach of the same name. It seeks to spark conversations about motherhood, feminism, and reproductive rights, as well as provide a community for educators looking to bring these themes to their classrooms.

We offer a space between the ubiquitous lifestyle “Mommy Influencers” and websites focused strictly on mothers in academia.  But we do aspire to be influencers of another sort: using our teaching and research skills to bridge the generational divide between all types of women by interrogating conventional models and myths about motherhood.  Our approach is  introducing--rather than dictating--ideas about representations of diverse mothers in literature, media, and popular culture.

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