The MommyBlogLines Authors
Fiona Joy Green, PhD, is a feminist mother who believes in the power of feminism in contributing to the agency of children and parents, and to revolutionizing mothering. She holds the positions of Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Associate Dean of Arts, and is the founder and former Director of the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg.
Dr. Green is the author of Practicing Feminist Mothering (Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2011), and is the co-editor of Essential Breakthroughs: Conversations About Men, Mothers, and Mothering (Demeter Press, 2015), Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender-Fluid Parenting Practices (Demeter Press, 2013), and Maternal Pedagogies: In and Outside the Classroom (Demeter Press, 2011).
Fiona is currently exploring the issues of privacy and respect for others related to online posting in social media such as blogging and Facebook.
Jaqueline McLeod Rogers is a mom of two young adult daughters. She received a PhD for studying fiction by women, and have always worked full time as a professor with an interest in writing and women’s experiences. She is currently serving as Chair in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing and Communications at The University of Winnipeg.
Dr. McLeod-Rogers have co-written a blog about mothering and writing with her research partner Fiona Green since 2011 and they continue enjoying the twists and turns of thinking through sharing, disclosure and self-censoring in digital writing situations. As feminists, they are grappling with ways to invoke privacy values and boundary setting in a liberatory tradition that celebrates the female voice and the possibilities of self-expression.
From the perspectives of teacher / writer / scholar, she has a longstanding interest in the reflective, educative, and revelatory nature of personal writing. Does writing a parenting blog necessitate presenting news about close relations and relationships? What is frank and fair and what constitutes stepping over the line in talking about others? What are dangers of unsanctioned digital talk? Are there measures or flexible standards to guide how much to reveal about self and others, and how do these questions play out for bloggers with an online presence?