Who IS Who’s Your Mama?
Hi there, creative mamas (and those who love them)! My name is Corinne and I am a graphic designer by day and a fierce fighter for the creative rights of my fellow mamas by night.
So, #realtalk: Motherhood did not come easily to me at first. And one of the hardest aspects of it was feeling like my creative identity was gone – there was no longer any time (much less, energy) left for me to fulfill those parts of myself that I needed to feel whole. But I felt guilty and selfish for even thinking about missing my creative practice, so I remained restless and unsatisfied and unhappy.
But then something very important happened – I realized that not only were there other mamas out there who felt as I did, there were a lot of us, and as soon as I discovered this almost-secret “club” I wanted that conversation to continue, and to get bigger, and louder. So when my son was about a year and a half old, I started the Who’s Your Mama Podcast*, where I interviewed fellow mamas who were unapologetically making time for a wide variety of activities in their life that made them feel fulfilled, as individuals, outside of motherhood.
Emboldened by these conversations, I started creating the Who’s Your Mama (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workbook – a framework of reflections, insights, and actions for maintaining a creative identity while raising a family. The process – which I’m now bringing to you in the (Re)Discovering Creativity After Motherhood Workshop (available online and – COMING SOON: Locally in Portland, ME) – is based on my own personal journey. It’s a little bit self-discovery and self-care, a little bit creative best practices, a sprinkling of productivity hacks and logistical planning, a handful of hands-on activities to get those creative juices flowing, and a whole lot of encouragement and permission….
…because, mamas: You are entitled – yes, entitled – as a human being to pursue the hobbies, interests, and outlets that make you feel whole and inspired. You are not bad mother for wanting to do this for yourself, to put yourself first in this way – because, allowing space for your creative practice will actually result in you being able to bring your best self back to motherhood and your family, to all of your relationships, to your work, to every aspect of your life. But most importantly, you deserve this.
So, welcome to (re)discovering the creative self that you’ve been missing, and I am so honored to be on this journey with you!
CONTACT: Send me an email at yourmamapodcast [at] gmail [dot] com
P.S. Who’s Your Mama is a project I felt passionate enough about to bring to life and share with the world. If you like what I’m doing and want to support the creative rights of mamas, I would be so grateful for your support!
*NOTE: Podcast recording/interviewing is currently on break right now, but I hope to be back at it soon! Be sure SUBSCRIBE to the Who’s Your Mama podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher to ensure that the next episode arrives straight to your device!
And, of course, thank you to Morticia, patron saint of Who’s Your Mama:
[Above images of Morticia from Addams Family Values (1993)]
All content © 2015-2018 Who’s Your Mama/Corinne Mockler. Please contact me at yourmamapodcast [at] gmail [dot] com with any reproduction requests.