is collecting true

mother-courage stories

for the Ubuntu


and we would like

to include yours.

 If you are a NYC mom or female school worker interested in participating in the documentation of your courageous struggle with the NYC education system (anytime from 2002 to today) , please click on the purple heart below, or go to the Contact page to send an email asking to schedule an interview. 

Brave Hearts

The Brave Hearts project is a safe space for women and mothers to tell their stories to other women who deeply care and want to learn from your experience about struggling against the DoE's oppressive policies.   
Please help us make sure the grassroots efforts for better schools,  and the individual lessons learned about advocacy and the right to defend and protect children and students, are not forgotten.
Our education stories of
struggle during the years of
mayoral control
 are powerful testaments
to our female
Strength, Resistance,
and Resilience!
Please know that we are specifically interested in learning about your journey thus far with public education. The project begins by speaking on the phone and then making a plan to meet with a "Brain-Trust" member of The MANY either virtually, or in person if that is an option.  Each recorded session should last about an hour.  Since this is an art and herstory project, we would like to be able to include a photo of you and your child(ren), pictures you may have taken at your child's school, videos, audio recordings, any school letters, fliers, reports— or whatever you will allow to be included in telling of your unique story. 
We will create a formal Exhibit and Report for archival in a library or museum, and look forward to explaining what we intend to do with all the stories collected. If you are an artist and would like to lend a creative hand to the Brave Hearts project— we'd love to have your help.