I am an academic writer, psychologist, and advocate for women's causes, particularly for mothers. This book is about empowered mothers, and I hope it will make a difference in the lives of women
We are unique
This is a book cover. IT is based on the only study of its kind. It conveys that mothers can be empowered thinkers rather than passive, blind followers of society's expectations of the perfect mother.
Education, Social Work, Women, Writing, Mother
This book is based on a study that discovered that many women are not buying into the current myths that mothers need to be perfect to be good mothers. These w
This book is written for mothers, women who want to become mothers, and for those interested in social justice for women in general. I hope it appeals to men also; men who are interested in being co-parents to their female partners.
What our design should communicate
This book is based on a study that discovered that many women are not buying into the current myths that mothers need to be perfect to be good mothers. These women are resisting the idea that they have to do it all for their kids in order to be good mothers. The study found that these women resist the beliefs that society pushes on them and instead are questioning these beliefs and coming up with their own ideas on how to raise their children. One KEY Finding is that these women felt EMPOWERED by the fact that they were questioning the beliefs of the perfect mother. This is an important aspect of what I hope the cover will convey. Also, these women were not blind followers of this ideology of motherhood, they were critical thinkers who felt EMPOWERED by this process of questioning.
First impressions on our design should be
The book cover speaks to me about mothers who are empowered and who are not blind followers of the ideology of the perfect mother.
We want this in our design
I would like the design to convey an impactful message about a mother/mothers feeling content, and empowered and yet still loving and connected to their children
Additional comments for the designers
Please check out Demeter Press's website; they are publishing the book and this will give you an idea of what types of covers they have used. I don't want a copy of any of them; something original would be good but that will give you some guidelines. The website is: http://www.demeterpress.org/
What values should our book cover communicate
Book Cover design created by professional graphic designer Bergur Finnbogason