“MotherScholars” are those who creatively weave their maternal identities into their scholarly spaces. With this article we invite readers along a collaborative friendship study of our own participatory arts-based journey to understand, reclaim, and identify personal and professional benefits only realized once we acknowledged and embraced the blended reality of Mother Scholarhood. Our work is presented as a curation of individual skits, sketches, and short stories that were created during a collective 8-week time span in a shared virtual space. We open our story to interpretation and interaction through the lenses of our readers.


MotherScholar, Friendship Methodology, Narrative, Arts-Based

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Drs. Burrow, Cross, and Olson Beal are all teacher educators employed at Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Smith is a STEM Specialist at the University of Hawai'i. They are all white, cisgender females who are mothers to children ranging in age from 7 years to 22 years. They are friends who gladly support the daily development of each other's mothering and the forward progress of each other's scholarship in areas that matter to them, theirs, and hopefully yours, too. Please direct correspondence to Lauren E. Burrow: burrowle@sfasu.edu; Chrissy J. Cross; crossc1@sfasu.edu; Heather K. Olson Beal: olsonbehk@sfasu.edu; and Shaunna Smith: dr.shaunnasmith@gmail.com.

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