What is matriarcade?

Matriarcade is a debate forum for modern families.  The name combines the words “matriarch”- the female head of family or state – and “arcade” – a gallery, open space and/or marketplace.  It eludes to a place to exchange ideas among those who celebrate women in today’s households as equal partners, empowered with free speech, education, and choices.

I devised matriarcade in 2009 when I became a mother.  I found myself struggling to define my role and couldn’t find online resources to help: I often had to choose between sites that were stimulating and intelligent and sites geared to new parents.  While I certainly appreciated forums related to new toys, sleep patterns and breastfeeding, I found myself yearning for a venue to discuss the world outside my front door.

I hope you will find the perspectives on this blog engaging and thought-provoking and I invite you to share your point of view.

Thank you for visiting.

The Matriarchivist

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One Response to “Genesis”


  1. Unless otherwise noted, all photos on matriarcade are courtesy of Chimpr, the most talented photographer I know: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohoski

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