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Take a bright piece of card and a black marker and write a word that completes the sentence "I'm a mum (or a gran) and a ..." on the card. Take a photographic portrait of yourself, holding up the card so that we can read the word. Send your photo in to us by clicking on 'join in' above...
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In October 2012, we featured guest posts on motherhood and identity:
On a Quest for Balance - Pippa Best
My Mum-Hat is stuck on my head! - Ericka Waller
My Fragile Identity - TJ
I'm a Mum and a... Confident Woman - Cintia Listenbee
I'm a Mum and an... Artist - Sara Davies
I'm a Mum and a... Feminist - Lyndsay Kirkham
I'm a Mum and a... Book Birther - Teika Bellamy
I'm a Mum and a... Mess - Kat Pearce
I'm a Mum and a... Woman who Adapts - Anna Edmondson
And you can read other mums' thoughts on motherhood and identity at our recent Mums' Make Date: Who are YOU now you're a Mum?
In May 2013, we shared I'm a M.O.M. and a... stories collected by Christina Douyon for the Museum of Motherhood as part of Story of Mum: Mums making an exhibition of ourselves:
I'm a M.O.M. and a... Bear
I'm a M.O.M. and a... Superhero
I'm a M.O.M. and a... Therapist
I'm a M.O.M. and a... Wife, Sistah, Internet Surfer, Jesus Lover, Crafter, Chef, Anime Watcher, Bookworm
I'm a M.O.M. and a... Dreamer
I'm a M.O.M. who rocks!
I'm a M.O.M. and a... Scholar
I'm a M.O.M. and a... Coach
I'm a M.O.M. and a... Multi-tasker
I'm a M.O.M. and a.. Fabulous Karaoke Night Date
Thanks to Ian Kingsnorth for all the photos from the story of mum launch party to start us off, and Steve Tanner's Asylum Studios for the inspiration.