Sara Wright to Nane Jordan on White Ink Gifted Within the Presence of Women

https://www.magoism.net/2017/06/prose-white-ink-gifted-within-the-presence-of-women-by-nane-jordan/

“We are women healing wounds/lineages from mothers and traumatic experiences of mothering in our families and communities. This is a difficult topic to surface and admit in patriarchal society, let alone in an educational context. Yet the experiences and wounds can be very real. Beyond mother-blaming, there are layers of daughter-healing that many of us have had to face to become the empowered mothers, parents, and people we are in our lives.”

I was particularly moved by these words. Re-mothering ourselves is critical to becoming women who can act with compassion and heart in this world. This is NOT the self sacrificing mother image of patriarchy but the compassionate mothering that is inherent in each of us who only needs mirroring to emerge.

Sara Wright