AWI Voices With Impact presents: Othered Mothers

Motherhood has been called the most thankless and important job there is. A mother’s job is to teach, counsel, pay for, feed, clean, entertain, heal, love, and nourish their children. For mothers raising children in a foreign land these roles are made more difficult through language and cultural barriers, generational differences, and conflicting value systems. In this session, filmmakers Fan Sissoko, Ziyao Liu, and Thea Loo explore the impacts immigrant mothers can have on their children’s mental health.

Watch the screen recording below, or download it here.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance

Please visit this page for International Resources.


Date:June 23, 2021
Time:10:00 am - 11:30 am

Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
“I’m hoping to share this with my village of support to see how we can open more conversations on how we deal with and interact with our own moms and continue to support each other around these situations that often feel like they have no resolution or are too big to even be tackled.” "
-Session Attendee


Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.