Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
In Memory of Sara Ruddick

No comments

Sara Ruddick--philosopher, writer, peace activist, mothering theorist and legend--has died.

Ruddick, a professor of philosophy and women's studies for nearly 40 years at the New School for Social Research, developed an approach to child-rearing that shifted the focus away from motherhood as a social institution or biological imperative and toward the day-to-day activities of raising and educating a child. She will be remembered for her book, Maternal Thinking: Toward A Politics of Peace, first published in 1989.

Read the entire obituary here.


The Literary Mama Blog Editor searches for mama-centric news you can use — including information about publishing opportunities and literacy efforts; essays and writing prompts that motivate and inspire; and announcements about events, classes, and workshops. The current blog editors are Laura Roberts and Rudri Patel; read their bios here and here.


More from



Comments are now closed for this piece.