Happy Mother's Day to all our readers, and to all those who aren't our readers but who are mothers anyway! We all know that the holiday has become yet another commercialized annual event intended to make corporations a lot of money, but it started from a desire to honour women whose sons were killed during the Civil War. Somewhere in between the two is a holiday that pays respect to all the (often unacknowledged) things that mothers- whether by birth, law, action, or love- do for those in their care.
So to that end, here's a huge shout-out from those of us at Not Another Wave to the women (trans, genderqueer, and cis) who have made a difference by dedicating their time, energy, resources, and love to raising children- those that they birthed or adopted, and those that they've taken under their wing. We'd like to give a special thanks to our own mothers, who have each struggled with their own choices and responsibilities while trying to give us the best opportunities possible. Thank you for all the positive things you've done for us.