December 19, 2016

Are you the woman we are looking for?!
Mother Tongue is an incredible resource in our community. We have been helping women shine brighter and more courageously for 4 years now and it's been an incredible journey and a LOT of work.
Fleassy Malay has been the Manager o...

June 6, 2016


Poetry is not only a dream and a vision; it is the architecture of our lives. It lays the foundation for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before. 
-Audre Lorde-



Stories circle around me constantly, they whirl inside my head, the...

June 2, 2016

The following piece is an evocative telling of one persons journey with "Identity" and Gender Dysphoria. I have known Verity for 10 years now and what I have always loved about her writing is a sense of Pace, Absurdity and Ungraspable Clarity. I can see all of these el...

May 6, 2016

The first time you step up to speak a poem or a story, especially a vulnerable or personal one, can be one of the scariest things in the world. Baring your heart and soul to strangers, friends and possibly even family... It can seem akin to ripping open your chest and...

May 6, 2016



A mindful mama meditation…

It used to be my own breath that anchored me to meditation.  Now your breath is the focus of my evening mindful mama meditation.

I treasure the magic that descends in the darkness each night as I feed you to sleep. Holding you in my arms...

May 2, 2016

Today we are excited to launch our Mother Tongue - Your Voice platform with our very first submission by Jay Ruth. It's a deeply touching and vulnerable piece which really spoke to both Tania and myself (Fleassy). 


This is a very powerful place for us to begin...

April 17, 2016

Mother Tongue is looking for Passionate, Powerful, Vulnerable and Honest writers!

We believe in creating a space for Women to speak, to inspire and to be inspired. For the past 3 years Mother Tongue has been a monthly event in Melbourne Australia which showcases and pla...

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