MOTHERWORK began in April 2018 as an Artist Residency in Motherhoodby Emily Koonse. It is an effort to reconnect to her own personal story and artistic expression after giving birth at 40 years old and moving back to her hometown. The residency serves as a research and development phase with which to engage with different women-centric communities in preparation for launching the online publication and community. The goal of the ten-month long session is to explore storytelling methods to unflinchingly document mothers' experiences and provide space and outlets to present these meaningful narratives.
Some questions to be explored: What is MOTHERWORK? What does a MOTHERWORK story look like? What narrative models will be employed? What does MOTHERWORK need to survive?
Progress will be shared here on the MOTHERWORK blog throughout the residency.