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MOM-SENSE is an important show. It's focused on moms, yes, but also parenthood and that inescapable feeling of needing a break from it all. You know that moment where you're grateful for your life, but you just need to escape? I certainly do. And I'm not even a parent.
WHY I WANT THIS PROJECT TO GO AHEAD:
For me, I am curious about motherhood. I sit very directly on the fence about this subject (this is not an invitation for comment or advice but a fact). I see my friends and family with children, and I think how amazing it all looks. And then I also think about the sacrifice, the lack of sleep, the superhuman amount of love that one has to give to a tiny human to make them grow into a good person. WOAH. How is this not celebrated more? How is this not talked about in a real, honest way?
The representation of motherhood on-screen (and in life) is something that has bugged me my entire life. LITERALLY, SINCE I COULD PROCESS THOUGHTS, I REMEMBER THINKING, "This can't be right." But we have been spoon-fed these one-dimensional, angel-in-the-house, a-sexual representations of motherhood and I think somewhere along the way, we've forgotten that it's all smoke and mirrors.
As if when one becomes a mom (and perhaps a dad), they cross this imaginary threshold where you are only "mom" now.
I mean, YOUR KIDS DON'T EVEN KNOW YOUR NAME FOR A WHILE. WHAT???? *
*I get that kids eventually know your name.
Moms (and women) get pushed into this box. I've done it. You've done it. We're all awful people together. The box looks like this: you are now a caretaker, you shouldn't complain, you shouldn't feel lonely or wish that you had free time to talk to another adult. It's also unheard of that you dream of a day to yourself. You know, one where you could be a fully-functioning person outside of your kids without feeling like a total monster. Not you!
BUT WE DON'T ALLOW WOMEN TO TALK ABOUT THIS. I bet some people are getting upset reading this. And THAT is my point. Why are these conversations not happening? For the sake of mental health, for authentic representation, for acknowledging that moms are people outside of their "mom" identity.
So the MOM-SENSE team sat down and came up with a revolutionary idea. What if moms were the leads? What if the moms in our show weren't the ones waiting around for everyone else? What if exciting, magical things happened to her? More than that, what if she engaged in her life without guilt or shame? WHAT WOULD THAT BE LIKE?
Thus MOM-SENSE was born.
Different moms, facing unique parenting hurdles, find their lives temporarily transformed by a magical moment: turning invisible, mind-reading, making time stand still, you know “mom stuff.”
THAT'S RIGHT! MAGIC! This anthology-based web series features a new mom being granted her greatest need (in that moment) through a brief magical moment in each episode! That's right, it's not your regular show. Our moms literally have a superhero moment!
The MOM-SENSE team is passionate about creating female-driven content that showcases unique characters that are diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Because that's real life, baby.
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