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Becoming Mothers of Unlimited Possibilities

Mamapalooza, Inc. is: 

Dedicated to serving, promoting, celebrating, encouraging, inspiring and awakening ALL mothers through Media, Commerce, Connection and Performing Fine Arts. Read More
 
Our mission is to enlighten and empower all women to claim their voice by:

•    Establishing a new art form that speaks to the unique and collective perspective of women who are mothers, while sharing this with the world.
•    Creating sustainable programming & opportunities through ongoing events, merchandising, and media presentations.
•    Acting as a resource and lifestyle guide for mothers seeking support in mainstream and alternative settings.
•    Supporting the choices mothers have made, while educating and empowering them in order to support these choices.

MOM-ORGANIZED, & FAMILY-FRIENDLY

Mamapalooza is:

Mothers, musicians, authors, comics, dancers, filmmakers, designers, craftswomen, educators, merchants and community leaders coming together in a collaborative effort to highlight the challenges of motherhood in an ever-evolving personal, social, cultural, sexual and political landscape.

Mamapalooza, Inc:  Recognizes and honors the growing awareness of moms; their personal stories, their power as both consumers and constituents, and their continuing need and desire to creatively express themselves while building Mom-based businesses that sustain them.

We recognize that art is a tool for social change. Mamapalooza encourages women to use their medium to build self esteem, break down stereotypes, create unity, encourage diversity, inspire individuality, and empower future generations.  
 
We recognize that art elevates the spirit in times of hardship and transition, lending joy to everyday life. Our creations celebrate our humanity, define our experiences, and serve as healers and peacemakers. 
 
We recognize the vital importance to laying a new foundation for women who are mothers, and the impact this has on future generations. Mamapalooza is strongly committed to our youth, and is committed to changing the perception that children are a liability in the professional and performing arts world – they are often inspiration and foundation for our creative and commercial endeavors.

The Mission Continues:

MAMAPALOOZA’s mission is to change the way modern mothers think about themselves. By giving voice to the daily struggles, joys and triumphs women face as mothers, we are providing a platform for women to discover (and re-discover) their creative selves. Mothers as beautiful and talented, vibrant and sexy, setting new standards for their children from this point on…MAMAPALOOZA believes it is time for the world to celebrate mothers in a new way.

MAMAPALOOZA is a movement, a community and a resource, which supports women by encouraging them to get creative and give something back to themselves. We are saying that by choosing motherhood you do not need to give up your creative endeavors! On the contrary, by choosing motherhood we have unlimited new material with which to express ourselves, helping to validate our experiences as mothers.


Why has MAMAPALOOZA exploded to 4 countries and multiple stages in just 7 years? Mothers need a source of connection and inspiration. Motherhood can be isolating. It has long been accepted that with the territory of motherhood comes self-sacrifice and self-depletion. If left unchecked many times this can even leave women in a state of depression. Washington Post journalist Tracy Thompson, (author of The Ghost in the House: Motherhood, Raising Children, and Struggling with Depression) has this to say:
                                                                                 
‘Depression affects you to your core – your self-image, your confidence, your sense of being a valuable person …Plus, you can’t take care of anybody else for long if you’re not taking care of yourself…’ (MUBAR Blog Book Tour, Aug. 7, 2006)

Mothers are drawn to MAMAPALOOZA to replenish themselves. MAMAPALOOZA supports women who need to get out of the house or away from the office and up on the stage, whether it’s for the very first time or picking up a profession left off since pre-baby days.

The lost potential from low self-esteem is a terrible waste. MAMAPALOOZA believes that with affecting the self-esteem of Moms throughout the world we will also positively affect the lives of our daughters.

Mamapalooza Founder Joy Rose on Mamapalooza: “If the world view of Moms changes to incorporate concepts of artistic, gorgeous, vivacious, intelligent, sexual beings living out their passion collectively, then we’ve done a good job."