Category Archives: Everyday Rock Stars

This Project

I’m getting a better idea of how this project is going to unfold.  I originally posted my paper for Hester Eisenstein’s Sociology of Gender class, GC, CUNY here.

Then I started reflecting on the meaning and purpose (theory and praxis) of DH and realized it would be good to post my project for the digital humanities class here too.

Now, I can see the blog might be a good place to archive progress notes as my “Mapping American Motherhood” project shapes up for the spring DH praxis class. Especially since it helps me visualize a project after I play with it in a public space. That must be the artist in me? Just like theater has staged readings, or a musical production plays a small concert before the big one, I find posting things  helps me process whether I like what I’ve written or not?  Its become part of my process, even if the first posting isn’t “perfect.”

I will post my finished thesis here as it develops.

While I’m at it, relevant stories, books, and speakers on some of the topics I address might be a nice addition too. I’ll add extra resources to the bottom of the “resources” list of of the “Electric Mommyland” page as they come up. Like this article today from Mary Trunk, What Happens to Our Lives After Motherhood? I’m including a trailer for her film which she brought to the Museum of Motherhood’s MOM Conference last year (2014)

Make Music, Make Green(er), Make Laughter; the Summer of Love Tour 2014

Natalie Cronin; the Great Green Playdate, and the People's Puppets from Occupy Wall Street at Mamapalooza Festival NYC 2014

Natalie Cronin (pictured right); & Great Green Playdate, and the People’s Puppets from Occupy Wall Street at Mamapalooza Festival NYC 2014 (photo by Bruce Feldman)

Clean Up Time!


I’ve got new tools. Grad school at CUNY in Manhattan as a Masters Candidate in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies has taught me a thing or two about women’s work. I don’t joke around as much anymore. Instead I get right to work cleaning up the mess. And what a mess we’ve made of our civilization. I hope every woman, mother and feminist (all genders welcome) will join in the call to make our world a cleaner, kinder, more musical place. We’ll be hosting the “Great Green Playdate” at MaMaPalooZa in NYC on May 18th. Bring your good vibes. Costumes welcome! See You Soon – Joy Rose