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I Get It From My Mama

Celebrate all mamas everywhere! This image is adapted from Melanie Cervantes’ original design for Forward Together’s Mamas Day postcard project:

Popular images of mothers exclude mamas based on their sexual orientation, race, income, immigration status and more. And Mother’s Day, one of the biggest commercial holidays in the United States, often reinforces traditional ideas of family and motherhood that there’s only one way to be a family.

“Mamas Day” was started to celebrate the contributions of all mamas , and to work for recognition, rights and resources of all families.

Melanie’s design references the Radical Monarchs, a social justice troop creating sisterhood among young girls of color working for social transformation.

This image can be found in Be the Change! A Justseeds Coloring Book, co-published with Radix Media.


A smiling Brown woman is flanked by two children who have their fists raised in the air. One child wears a beret and a vest. In the foreground are several agave cactus. Outlined text above states: “I GET IT FROM MY MAMA.”

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