The Family of Women: Voices Across the Generations

Published in 1999, The Family of Women is a series of honest portraits and unmediated personal narratives that explore the emotional inheritance that passes back and forth among great-grandmothers, grandmothers, mothers, and daughters. Inspired by the birth of her own daughter, Jones began the project by collecting articles on accomplished women in a variety of fields, and women who had faced adversity with great dignity. The opportunity to go into these women’s homes, sit in their kitchens, and ask them about important moments in their life was an incredible learning experience that left Jones with a deep understanding of what it means to be a woman, a daughter, and mother.