Magic, Mirth, and Mortality:
Musings on Black Motherhood
Joy. Fear. Guilt. Generational connection. Grief. Deep love. These are only a few of the complex emotions experienced by all mothers. ‘Magic, Mirth, and Mortality: Musings on Black Motherhood’ is an exhibition inspired by the lived experiences of writer Shawana Brooks and the ‘motherhood musings’ written and shared during her pregnancy and an extended stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Her words are shown alongside visual art by Tatiana Kitchen, Marsha Hatcher, and Cheryl McCain.