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Performing Maternities: Part 2
  • ISSN: 1757-1979
  • E-ISSN: 1757-1987


This editorial argues that performance in maternity traverses a public/private binary which enables women artists, writers and creatives to occupy a liminal space of both performance and identity that can give voice to critical notions of what it is to mother during and after COVID-19 across the world. It shows how the articles included in the edition critically and creatively locate the writers within those public and private discourses, negotiating feminist conceptions of ethos as co-collaboration of knowledge through praxis. Art – visual, written and performed – acts as both salve and enquiry, comfort and cry – and the editorial shows how the contributors’ work embraced and challenged these contexts and constraints during COVID-19.


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