Rewriting Motherhood: How TV Represents Moms and What We Want to See Next

March 20, 2024 Virtual Event
12 pm PT / 3 pm ET

Moms First joined us for a See Jane Salon to release the findings of our latest report: Rewriting Motherhood: How TV Represents Moms and What We Want to See Next.

Popular media plays a powerful role in shaping social norms and our expectations. This study investigates the “cultural meaning of motherhood,” as told in scripted television. It explores whether the portrayals of moms on TV reflect the diverse experiences of mothers in the U.S. and highlights how these representations impact the structural changes that would benefit moms and increase gender equality.

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Geena Davis Institute and Moms First

Confirmed Speakers


Geena Davis
Founder and Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
 

Madeline Di Nonno
President and CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
 

Reshma Saujani
CEO and Founder of Moms First and Founder of Girls Who Code
 

Meredith Conroy, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and Insights, Geena Davis Institute
 

Michele Meyer, Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Research and Methodologies, Geena Davis Institute
 

Selenis Leyva
Actress/Author/Activist
 

Danielle Fishel
Actress, “Boy Meets World” & “Girl Meets World”; Director, “Lopez vs Lopez”
 

Debby Wolfe
Executive Producer, “Lopez vs. Lopez”
 

Dr. Anna Malaika Tubbs
Author, The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation
 

Vicki Shabo
Senior Fellow, New America; Founder and Director of the Entertainment Project at the Better Life Lab
 
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