On the left, Dr. Lerner as a young mom. On the right, Dr. Lerner today!

On the left, Dr. Lerner as a young mom. On the right, Dr. Lerner today!

Dr. Harriet Lerner—how we think about mothers

To kick off our May series on mothering social change, what could be more fitting than to re-examine how we think about motherhood and mental health? Momma B & Rebecca talk to esteemed psychologist, Dr. Harriet Lerner, one of our nation's most loved and respected experts on women and family relationships, and the author of twelve books include The New York Times bestseller, The Dance of AngerThe Mother Dance, and, most recently, Why Won't You Apologize? Harriet also shares the true feminist origins of Mother’s Day. 

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 Emily Chang with her mom, Sandy: now and then!

Emily Chang with her mom, Sandy: now and then!

Emily Chang with her mother, Sandy—breaking up the boys club

On this second part of our special MAYtriarchy series, we explore mothering a culture of equality with Bloomberg Technology anchor, Emily Chang, in conversation with her own mother, Sandy. The author of Brotopia sheds light on the treatment of female technology professionals. We discuss Emily’s crusade for workplace equality, how Sandy combats her daughter’s book trolls, and the best advice Emily ever got from Sheryl Sandberg.

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 Peaches Christ (left) and Veruca Bathsalts (right)

Peaches Christ (left) and Veruca Bathsalts (right)

Peaches Christ & Veruca Bathsalts—mothering a cultural scene

Peaches Christ, AKA Joshua Grannell, has mentored a whole generation of San Francisco drag performers, including the fantastically-tattooed Veruca Bathsalts, AKA Seth Shubin. In this third installment of Meet the MAYtriarchy, we talk to them both about the fellowship of performance, keeping drag transgressive, and how their creative contributions are part of a much bigger cultural movement and legacy.

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 On the left: Dolores in the 1940s. On the right: Dolores & Camila at The White House!

On the left: Dolores in the 1940s. On the right: Dolores & Camila at The White House!

Dolores Huerta & Camila Chávez—mothering social action

If you don’t know who Dolores Huerta is yet, get ready to meet one of the most important activists in American history. Dolores has been organizing, rallying, and changing policy for workers’ rights and racial justice for over 70 years. In this grand finale of our “Meet the MAYtriarchy” special series, we chat with the living legend herself, and her youngest daughter, Camila Chávez, because Dolores didn’t just mother a movement, she also mothered 11 children at the same time.

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