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THEY CALL US Matrons

From the moment little girls are born they are told that one day they will be a mother. We are given dolls to mimic our future children and pressured to design our careers around kids. Mothers are held to the highest standards imaginable — standards that are impossible to meet. And for so many of us, this motherhood is undesirable, unfeasible, or covered in complications. When did this one gift become our sole purpose? They Call Us Matrons will explore women’s experience with motherhood, societal pressures, what we’ve come to find makes a “good mother”, and the ripple effects of not meeting them.