YO MAMA’S HOUSE is an art and healing space cooperative for mothers of all ages.
We MOTHER by sharing personal narratives and ancestral stories that hold our mothers’ cultural wisdom, and by teaching each other traditional “woman’s work” skills to younger mothers, to collectively move mamas from surviving to thriving and to sovereignty.
We MENTOR (and are mentored) by local artists, healers and activists who teach diverse artistic practices, non-traditional trade and business skills, and identify the resources needed for supporting emerging artistry and pathways to financial stability.
We MAKE art and create healing services and that promote positive images and narratives about women as mothers, and also promote health and well being. Healthy mothers raise healthy children, families and communities.
Photo: Yo Mama’s Ukulele Lullaby Orchestra with Emily Youngdahl Wright and Amoke Kubat. Photo by Brian Mogren.
Summer Update: MPR News records Yo Mama’s
"Once Indigenous" conversation!
Read more about the complex relationships between people, land, and water in this recent profile about Yo Mama founder Amoke Kubat: “Finding spiritual connections, a sense of place on the Mississippi River” by Gabriel Kwan.