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Hip Mama

  • By: Bill Kte'pi
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Hip Mama: The Parenting Zine is a quarterly magazine dealing with the practice and principles of motherhood from an alternative, “hip” perspective. Originally founded by Ariel Gore in Oakland, California, in 1993, the magazine has relocated to Portland, Oregon, with Kerlin Richter taking over as editor and publisher. The magazine has been credited with spearheading the maternal feminism movement or contemporary motherhood movement, in which motherhood and feminism are a natural pairing rather than positioned opposites.

Gore, a California-born author and journalist with a graduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, continues to contribute material to the magazine. Her oldest child, daughter Maia Swift, was born in 1990 and as a teenager received a co-writing credit with Gore for Hip ...

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