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I've been thinking about my parents. Namely, if they ever talked about how big of a deal it would be to have a biracial child. I'm guessing they didn't, that they just wanted to have a child together. But sometimes I try to think about what knowledge, if any, they could have given me to go through life as a mixed-race child...

"I'd rather be free than rich or poor."

This week TMM talks to documentary filmmaker Luci Westphal about her film All's Well and Fair. The series juxtaposes the lives and ideals of 3 single punk rock moms in the 1990s, and takes up the story again to examine their realities and...

Susan: I've always liked reference books (I am, after all a librarian). When I was growing up, one of my favorite books was the Girl Guides Handbook (when we were in Canada) & later the Girl Scouts Handbook. I went back & read those even after I stopped doing the scouting thing. They were nice reference for all...

With all the media and political talking heads yakking about teen, unwed, or single mothers these days, I have a wake up call for everybody...
 
I have been a teen mother. I have lived with a man just to keep my baby. I graduated from a high school for teen mothers. I have been a single mother for eight years. I...

This Manic Mama talks to documentary filmmaker Suzan Beraza about her most excellent films Uranium Drive-In (2012), and Bag It (2010). TMM urges you to think about a bit about ways to change the way we deal with wrapping,...

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