Birth Stories

Published on August 2nd, 2018 | by Cara Gormally


Birth / Rebirth Part II: Comics

Motherhood is everything I didn’t expect: pleasure in the mundane; tears welling up when something moves me deeply; joy and gratefulness for time with this tiny human; and wonder and adventure in seeing the world remade.

Read Birth / Rebirth Part I here

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About the Author


Cara Gormally is a biology professor who draws comics to make science relevant to everyday life. She teaches at Gallaudet University. She lives in the DC metro area with her favorite mammals: her partner, poodle, an extra-large cat, and a vigorous toddler. Her autobiographical science story comics have appeared on Medium’s Spiralbound , and Popula. See more of her comics on Instagram and at

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