Erin Pushman

About Erin Pushman

Erin Pushman

Erin Pushman blogs about her oldest child’s battle with a disfiguring disease at  thefaceofbravery.wordpress.com. Her other writing has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Confrontation, Segue, Breastfeeding Today, 1966: a Journal of Creative NonfictionCold Mountain Review, PangyrusMore New Monologues by Women for Women II (Heinemann), WAVES: a Confluence of Women’s Voices (ARAHO), Boomtown (Press 53), and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant, a La Leche League Leader, and a working mother of three. Her first textbook, Reading as a Writer: Ten Lessons to Elevate Your Reading and Writing Practice is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic. She is currently working on a book about birth choices and the maternal-fetal health crisis in America.



Author Archives: Erin Pushman

The Only One/The Lucky One

October 28th, 2019 | by Erin Pushman

Walking up to the surgery floor, you feel the weight of the year your daughter has spent fighting this tumor. But it’s not the kind that holds you down. It’s the kind you push through, like swimming through water


Be Brave: Facing My Child’s Surgery

October 14th, 2019 | by Erin Pushman

Surgery means Lucille might soon start to look the way she would have looked if a central giant cell granuloma had not happened to her face.


5 Minutes

July 2nd, 2019 | by Erin Pushman

Lucille follows her into the bathroom. She opens the box anyway. Pees on the stick. If not now, when is the right time



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