Motherhood is Obliterating
by Sharon Tjaden-Glass
A great piece about motherhood and its restructuring of identity.
Why didn’t anyone tell me this? Is it too much of a buzz kill to mention that possibility in childbirth class?
I’m pretty sure I would’ve benefited from a head’s up.
I was, utterly, unprepared for motherhood.
But that’s pretty much all of us, isn’t it? No matter how many classes we take on birthing a baby, or that useless one about infant care when they teach you how to diaper a doll, we’re all air dropped into a foreign country when it comes to new motherhood.
This November, an essay I wrote about my post partum experience will be published in an anthology aptly titled, Mothering Through the Darkness (She Writes Press, created by the HerStories Project). It’s now available for preorder.
For months I hesitated to write my story, let alone submit it, because I didn’t know if it “counted.” Sure, I had a hard time as…
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