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Mother Tongue #3

Mother Tongue is a biannual print magazine that interrogates (and celebrates) modern motherhood through inclusive stories about art, sex, pop culture, politics, food and a few things in between.

It’s not about kids or how to parent them: it’s about the nuanced lives we are living—as mothers, and much more.

The magazine is edited by co-founders Melissa Goldstein and Natalia Rachlin and designed by creative director Vanessa Saba.

Mother Tongue - Issue 03
Their third issue is officially here, and it’s all about … noses. And birth control (or lack thereof). And 90s soundtracks. And hiding in church bathrooms. And channeling Jason Statham.

But it’s also about embracing imperfection and redefining what it means to be present. It’s about bodies (and body politics), mental loads, emotional intelligence, and screaming into the ether. It’s about the need for representation, the injustice of motherhood against a backdrop of war, and the importance of saving ourselves–because no one else is coming to do it.
 
In Mother Tongue Issue 3, we get hysterical with Dr. Pragya Agarwal, unpack the cultural significance of Sharon Stone’s nose, and uncover deep truths at the hair salon with Rubi Aguilar Jones. Erica Chidi predicts the future of sex (it gets pretty sci-fi), Catherine Opie shares the joy of queer domesticity, and artist Aki Goto refuses to put down her phone.

Writer Fiorella Valdesolo takes stock of the sorry state of birth control (and wonders where the good stuff is?), we go shopping for Fig Newtons and cat food with Samantha Irby in Kalamazoo, and PJ Harvey pops up everywhere. Meanwhile, Amanda Montei thinks hard about think pieces, Erin Loos Cutraro asks us to run for office, and photographer Victoria Hely-Hutchinson finds religion in a cup of milky tea.