Badass Mums: 30 Boundary Breaking Women Getting Sh*t Done
illustrated by Sarah Firth
For centuries women have had to tackle the myths surrounding motherhood. From the Madonna figure sacrificing everything for the child to the dutiful housewife juggling chores, mothers have always been expected to put themselves last. But it’s time to bust open the myths and shine a light on the badass women who are defying gender stereotypes and creating their own version of motherhood.
Featuring vibrant illustrations by award-winning artist Sarah Firth, this is a celebration of the sassy, inspiring mothers who dared to be different. From the first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova to the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern, this book reveals the stories of trailblazing women redefining what it means to be a mother.
About the Author
Sarah Firth is a comic artist, writer, graphic recorder and animator based in Melbourne. Recently she received a Frankie
Magazine Good Stuff Award, was a finalist in the Incinerator Social Change Art Award, and her graphic essay on complexity was listed in The Conversation’s ten best literary comics in Australia. She has a fat stack of self-published comics and pieces in upcoming anthologies with Abrams Books, Picador and and Allen & Unwin. She is currently working on her debut graphic novel thanks to the Creators Fund program.