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Our Story

Why are the best stories about motherhood told in whispers? In 2019, frustrated by the Stepford veneer she felt pressured to slap on as a new mother, Alaskan artist Brianna Allen started inviting her friends to share real stories under the protective cover of anonymity. 

We are a collective of over 100 artists, advocates, and anonymous matriarchs.

What We Do

The Momologue Collective is a social art practice that collects super-short stories about motherhood to shed light on the more surprising, defeating, and hilarious moments we never saw coming.

 

Stories remain anonymous and are shared publicly to build community for mothers through storytelling and art-making.

 

This project aims to honor voices of all backgrounds and experiences. Its diversity reveals how wide (and deep) the connection of motherhood is among us, though rarely celebrated. Sharing our stories can be cathartic and emboldening. Each of our stories are gifts to us all.

Momologues honor the people we have become inspite of what we had planned. They are hard and hilarious, each meant to reinforce one another in the areas of surprise, self-doubt and pain.

A Note from Brianna

Founder & Collector

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I live in Homer, Alaska with my husband Rob and daughters Josephine (4 y/o) and Manon (1 y/o). Becoming a mother has been some of what I expected and much more of what I never expected.

Society celebrates a motherhood with a Stepford veneer that I find fascinating and lonely. In my experience, the first couple of years is mostly about various bodily fluids and becoming a new person myself. There is both grief and growth that happens unexpectedly. I found the most meaningful and connecting conversations I’d have with other mothers felt as though they were disclosed in a confessional for fear of judgement, yet they released me of my own, on myself.

Storytelling is the core of my work both personally and professionally. I was a child who adored home movies and family photo albums. I’ve always done my most meaningful work while surrounded by other women and this collection is a touchstone and honor to share with you. My heart is yours.

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