Martha Joy Rose is a scholar, community organizer, and museum founder. Her work has been published across blogs and academic journals and she has performed with her band Housewives On Prozac on Good Morning America, CNN, and the Oakland Art & Soul Festival to name a few. She is the NOW-NYC recipient of the Susan B. Anthony Award, her Mamapalooza Festival Series has been recognized as “Best in Girl-Power Events” in New York, and her music has appeared on the Billboard Top 100 Dance Charts. She founded the Museum of Motherhood in 2003, created the Motherhood Foundation 501c3 non-profit in 2005, saw it flourish in NYC from 2011-2014, and then pop up at several academic institutions. The MOM Art Annex is her current live/workspace in Kenwood St. Petersburg, Florida. The Annex is devoted to the exploration of mother-labor as performance art. Other upcoming publications include the edited collection, Music of Motherhood (2018) Demeter Press. Joy founded the Journal of Mother Studies (JourMS) while at The CUNY Graduate Center while earning her Masters Degree in Mother Studies.
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