Episode 4: Revolutionary Mothering
In this podcast, Cecilia interviews Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai'a Williams, the editors of the recently published book, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. This podcast is dedicated to the memory of Afeni Shakur. In that spirit, they discuss topics central to the book, such as expanding the category of "mother" beyond an essential biological construct to better reflect the active labor of the "mother," Black mothering in a time of anti-Blackness and institutional violence, what it means to be a poor and a mother, how and why this book project came together, mothering outside of the United States, and what the the Revolutionary Mothering book tour has been like so far. The podcast closes with event announcements and shout-outs from all the speakers.