Guess who stars in this episode of Akilah Richard’s Fare of the Free Child podcast! Our very own Mother of the House, Binahkaye Joy is featured in the Pleasure Series, drawing critical connections between dance and its vital role in accessing pleasure as parents raising brilliant, magical, and free people.
We are experiencing some wonderful growth and new momentum at TheFamily Dances! To celebrate we want to share more magic and loveliness with all our folks, so we’re offering some of our biggest packages at an amazing discount, but only for this weekend!
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I had a fresh thought come to me yesterday: We’re going to take a real winter break in our family learning lab process. I’m still unpacking what I mean by “break,” but I think I mean that we’re entering what will be a several months-long reset process.
I’m falling in love with reading. Real books made of paper and bound with spines, the body of their collective words actually experiencing the gravitational pull of the earth, an honest weight in my bag, pages making sounds as I turn them. Reading is now a blissful phenomenon, complete, fascinating, screen-free.
I’ve started calling myself a Mother Mother in my bios and profiles on social media. I have yet to fully define this new terminology, but I want to share what thoughts have come to mind already in doubling up an already powerful word.
If motherhood is slowing us down, we might find we finally have the time to do what it is we really love with this one, precious life that we get to call our own. The decelerated pace that motherhood brings is honestly a gift that most of us have been told not to open.
In truth, the Mothers Writing Lab has existed long before now, cycling through every season of my mothering journey in one form or another, with a new name each time. Even before bearing a child from my own womb, I immersed myself in the labors of creating and sustaining spaces for mothers to Be, to Feel, to Unravel, to Recover, to Share, to Love, and Be Loved by one another.