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Who Are We?


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Who Are We?


 

 

Our Manifesto...Our Signature

In the mothering world, we do more than break the rules.  

We’re worse than outlaws. We’re infamous.  We are teen mothers, women with multiple children by multiple men.  We are women who smoked crack, prostituted, stripped, and so on. We are your welfare queens and all the things that polite society shuns.   But we’re still mothers.  

 

On the other hand, some of us are respectable. 

The circumstances that made us mothers are not. Our children are born from incest and rape. 

Sometimes it’s the conditions that shape our mothering that makes us disgraceful. We have lost our babies to the system—social services, prisons, education, and so on…

Some of us are poor.  Others are divorcées.

Many of us are none of these. Instead, we are women who work too much and too hard…shameless go getters who climb too high chasing too many dreams…all while raising children.

And sometimes, we are a combination of both.

We are disrespectful AND we bear children under circumstances that taint us.

We're not flaunting ourselves. We’re just done apologizing.  We’re done whitewashing or downplaying our experiences. And we're done buying into your idea of a happy ending.

We have our own.

 

Our grit is what makes us truly infamous. 

We survived.  We accomplished. We proved you wrong.

And we refuse to let our struggles be in vain. 

They empower our mothering, make us activists, fuel our education, shape our relationships.  For some of us, these experiences inspire our practices as teachers, attorneys, doctors, nurses, actors, photographers, CNAs…writers.    

We make a difference.

Come be a witness.

 
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What We Do?


"revolutionizing the mothering experience"

What We Do?


"revolutionizing the mothering experience"

A For-Profit Business with a Social Mission

Infamous Mothers is an education and media company that focuses on women who mother from the edge – the edge, for us, is anything from the edge of one’s sanity to the edge of innovation…and everything in between.

We design and offer products and services meant to inspire, help develop, support, and pamper the women we call Infamous Mothers – the outliers, disruptors, marginalized, stigmatized, trailblazers of the mothering world.

These offerings include…

  • Infamous Mothers: Women Who’ve Gone through the Belly of Hell and Brought Something Good Back (2017) – the first installment of our coffee-table book series

  • Infamous Mothers University (IMU)

  • The Talk Back conference

  • Speaking engagements

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Where Do We Do It?


Where Do We Do It?


Boundless...

With the emergence of Infamous Mothers University, we are spending more and more time connecting with our member and/or students online.

But between stages, trade shows, panel discussions, public workshops, corporate/academic/nonprofit trainings, and our national conference, we live in the “real” world as much as we do in the virtual one. 

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Why We Exist?


Why We Exist?


We want respect. Power, too.

The world sleeps on our ability to stand at the forefront of innovation, social change, and economic empowerment.

Through our products and services, we wake folks up.

We remind mothers — especially marginalized mothers — of their power.

We exist to help women build mothering practices that honor who they are in both private and public spaces.

 

 

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From the Founder


From the Founder


 

When I started Infamous Mothers, I kept telling myself that I was just trying to fill a void in the literature, just trying to tell stories about women like me who fit fully in neither respectable nor dis-respectable spaces. But, if I’m honest, subconsciously, I think I knew that this was going to be so much more.

In July 2017, with the help of people around the world, I raised $25,000 to help us print the coffee-table book that we ultimately titled Infamous Mothers: Women Who’ve Gone through the Belly of Hell and Brought Something Good Back. That success not only helped us accomplish our goal, but it made it clear to me that it was only the beginning.

Since then, we’ve accomplished so much. As promised, we traveled the Midwest on book tour, meeting women from all walks of life. We held our first conference, have spoken on many stages, presented a sold-out play (written by Coleman and adapted from the book), built Infamous Mothers University (our virtual mothering hub), and I have finally — FINALLY — completed my PhD. I’ve even grown a little bit of hair…Again, a lot has happened. Seriously. But as the saying goes, “The best is yet to come.”

Thank you for being with us this far…and I look forward to our journey ahead.

Warmly,

Sagashus