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Jackie Graves: The Life I Wanted

I never thought I’d have a problem getting pregnant. My mom had four daughters, the first three of us born a year apart without...
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Margaret Elysia Garcia: Alien Sex Fiends (aka Middle School Kids)

“My daughter rushes to the car as I’m picking her up from school “Mom. Is it true? Humans have sex not just to have...
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Sunshine Muse: Grieving a Mom Who’s Still Here

My relationship with my mom is estranged and feels unfixable.  Her capacity for intimacy is incompatible with my desire to be nurtured. She is...
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Haili Jones: The Joy In It

Now look at me: Mother. Mama. Mommy. Mom. Pissing in the park. Whistling in the dark. Did I even know my own name any...
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Eve Lyons: My Son and the (Toy) Gun

 . . . he’s three and black. And it’s not safe for him to play with guns because the older he gets the more...
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Leila Sinclaire: Mama’s Boy

“What in the world was I to do with a boy child in my home? Mothers of boys got sliced by helicopter rotor blades...
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The Telling: Allison McCarthy talks to Zoe Zolbrod about Motherhood and Recovering from Trauma

I feel like adolescent sexuality gets a bad rap, but my adolescent sexual experiences were really good. Now I’m a parent of an adolescent,...
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I Really Hate Brunch: Brenna Richart’s Very Own Mother’s Day Proclamation

The personal is political. The maternal is political. My story is your story.  I sobbed for the first time in six months today. Throat...
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Message First: Author and Spitboy Drummer Michelle Cruz Gonzales on Punk, Privilege and Perimenopause

Karin Spirn interviews Michelle Cruz Gonzales From 1990 to 1995, Michelle Gonzales toured the world as the drummer of Spitboy, a feminist hardcore punk...
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Katie Tastrom-Fenton: Raising Fat Positive Kids

  Fat people are often treated like shit. The societal penalties for being fat include horrible medical care, making less money, less affordable clothing...