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click: revolutionary motherhood


For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the passing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after
seeking a now that can breed
like bread in our children's mouths
so their dreams will not reflect
the death of ours:
--audre lorde, a litany for survival

all mothers have the potential to be revolutionary -- all mothers are revolutionary.  some mothers stand on the shoreline, we are born here, inside this flux of time and space.  our very existence is disobedience to the powers that be. 
and that at times, moments, in different ways, some of which we have done and some of which we have not even imagined, we as mothers choose to be on the frontlines. and we make this choice for many reasons and in dift contexts, but at its core is a refusal to obey, even though we could obey. a refusal to give into fear.  an insistence on joy no matter what and by any means necessary and possible.