This Mamas Day, let’s commit to building a world where all Black mamas thrive.
Black mamas and motherhood have been under attack, specifically when dealing with criminalization, maternal health and reproductive autonomy. We believe Black mamas deserve better. That’s why Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Forward Together, National Network of Abortion Funds, SisterSong and Southern Birth Justice Network are coming together on Mamas Day to uplift Black mamas.
Mamahood Isn’t One-Size Fits All
Most popular images of mothers exclude mamas based on their sexual orientation, race, income, immigration status and more. And Mother’s Day, one of the biggest commercial holidays in the United States, often reinforces traditional ideas of family and motherhood that there's only one way to be a family.
That's why we created "Mamas Day" in 2011 to highlight the contributions of the many mamas around us, and to work for recognition, rights and resources for our mamas and families.
Each year, we commission artists to create original art that reflects the various ways our mamas and families look. The result is a collection of beautiful and unique cards that better reflect the families we know and love.
We hope you enjoy our Mamas Day cards! Please share them with your friends and colleagues and all of the special mamas in your life.
About Forward Together
Mamas Day is an annual project of Forward Together. We work to ensure all families have the rights recognition and resources they need to thrive. Now in its seventh year, Mamas Day originated as a project of our Strong Families network that unites 180 grassroots groups nationwide. We are committed to making art an integral part of the movements for racial, economic and gender justice.