Want to truly honor the mothers in your life (including yourself) this Mother’s Day?
Stop celebrating moms for being “superhuman” while normalizing our subhuman treatment.
The supermom archetype is a toxic fantasy that hurts mothers and perpetuates the invisibilization of our humanity. We have needs and feelings and limitations just like everyone else, but society is structured as if we don’t, or as if those needs, feelings, and limitations didn’t matter.
Also, as mothers, we have to stop expecting superhuman accomplishments from ourselves and one another if we’re ever going to see a shift in the ways in which we’re supported and systems are structured.
No more supermoms. No more erasing (y)our humanity.
This year and every year, I celebrate all you moms out there who are doing the work and owning your shit, breaking cycles of abuse and self-abandonment, fighting systems of oppression, healing from trauma, attuning to the unique needs of each of your children, and modeling beautiful, messy, humanity for the next generation.