The Myth of Motherhood


Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time: 6pm*-8pm
Location: Women's eNews’ HQ
6 Barclay Street, 6th Fl, NYC
Admission: FREE

Refreshments provided.

Seating is limited; please RSVP to by October 19th.

From the notion of the "perfect" mother to the struggles of those who become mothers too young, "motherhood" is a concept loaded with stereotypes and assumptions that can negatively affect both mother and children.
Kimberly Seals Allers, author of the Mocha Manual, will lead a panel discussion around what "motherhood" means today. Joining her are Terry Helwig, author of Moonlight on Linoleum: A Daughter's Memoir, a coming-of-age story about growing up with a struggling young mother, and Kyoko Gasha, journalist and filmmaker of "Mothers Way, Daughters' Choice," a documentary about women's negotiation of culture, tradition and choice on the path to motherhood. Q&A with the panelists to follow.

*Join Women's eNews from 6-6:30pm for an exclusive meet and greet and book signing opportunity with author Terry Helwig!