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 very curious preschooler. Her autobiographical science story comics have recently appeared on Medium’s Spiralbound and at Popula, among other places. See more of her comics on Instagram and at She’s currently working on a longform comic piece about the science and technology of making babies.

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