Vanessa Olorenshaw’s Liberating Motherhood was published last year, launching the ‘purple stocking movement’. The book raises the issue of the absence of mothers in feminism and politics. It is not enough to simply have women in leadership. Not all women are mothers and not all mothers mother the same. Society encourages us to return to paid … More Maternal Feminism in the Brave New World
A wave of grief washed over me, Pulling me down. I could not breath. I flipped between trying to breath, desperately And wanting to peacefully slip away, I was trapped between not living and unable to die Not wanting either. Desperately wanting both. Spinning in the grief zone, Consumed and overwhelmed, Clawing my way back, … More Swimming in grief
I have my thinks There for I am But does that make me right? My thinks are mine, and shape my world, but I have a plight. I want to own my thinks you see, and conclusions seem so final, but these thoughts are spinning ’round, Is a woman not ‘vaginal’?
Can you handle the truth? … More You won’t find me on Facebook anymore.
What is a woman?
What does being a woman feel like?
Am I a woman whether i like it or not?
Who gets to decide if I am a woman?
Can anyone ‘be’ a woman?
Is ‘female’ and ‘woman’ the same thing?
Is this a case of semantics or misogyny? … More Biology, Terminology and Identity.
E8 – The Birth That I Had to Heal – Single Parents First Birth in a Hospital This story has some great clues for first timers…you can benefit from Aly’s experience….her hindsight could be your saving grace.
Hands up if you were born with nipples! … More A breech in community standards