Mama’s Day E-Cards Celebrate Immigrant and Muslim Moms

Mama’s Day E-Cards Celebrate Immigrant and Muslim Moms


Since 2011 the Oakland based multi-racial nonprofit, Forward Together, has created e-cards that celebrate diverse images of mothers and family structures through their annual Mother’s Day initiative called, Mama’s Day.

This year, the first Mother’s Day under a Trump presidency, the organization is specifically highlighting immigrant and Muslim mothers.

Forward Together is distributing over 15,000 free electronic cards to Muslim and immigrant mothers.

“Since the start of [the Trump] administration we’ve seen executive orders that target both communities,” Kalpana Krishnamurthy, policy director at Forward Together, told HuffPost in an email.

Cards can be created on the organization’s Mama’s Day website by choosing one of 12 original images, all of which were created by artist of various races, ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Senders can add their own personalized messages or preselect a message on the site like, “You are welcome here. Your family is welcome here. May you build a life and family that brings you peace.” Card are then distributed to mothers throughout the U.S.

The organization is also accepting donations to print, translate and distribute the cards to more women.

“We can resist by supporting individual Mamas and their families with extra love and support,” Krishnamurthy.

Written by Jordan Gaines

Jordan Gaines

Jordan Gaines is a cultural critic and Madison365 contributor.