For this holiday, where the history is buried beneath piles of Hallmark cards, I feature another woman’s words, a Mother’s in fact…
Written by Beth Berry. A mother of 4 daughters. She’s a writer, adventurer, life coach, and works for women’s empowerment and strengthening the magical, courageous sisterhood that is our birthright.
I share her words, because I couldn’t have written it, nor said it better myself. It’s an incredible read and hits the core of the amazing work women are doing in the world, the incredible mothers they are, even without their greatest support network they so respectfully deserve — the village.
Want to know the history of Mother’s Day in the U.S.?
Mother’s Day was not created by Hallmark, but by a revolutionary warrior for peace. Julia Ward Howe — abolitionist, activist and poet — was the founder of the original Mother’s Day Proclamation in 1870. Tired of war, tired of nationalism being valued above the lives of the vulnerable, her pain became her mission. She called out for revolution. She called the day of the revolution: MOTHER’S DAY.