Browsing the "Body" Category

Just Bare Your Belly

May 16th, 2022 | by DW McKinney

It does not escape me that critiques about expectant Black women like me are also rooted in misogynoir


Chanting

May 3rd, 2022 | by Tara Dorabji

A young woman holds the megaphone. “We are supposed to be getting taught about consent at SFUSD, but I haven’t been taught about consent in school.”


Uterine Rupture

April 14th, 2022 | by Alyssa Sinclair

I am not sure I would call it the second time I gave birth, because it was more like it was just taken from me.


Buoyant Force

January 11th, 2022 | by Sumitra Mattai

I wondered if I would ever be able to approach the deep end without panicking.


RIP’d Off

July 28th, 2021 | by Jessica Phillips Lorenz

When I first started writing about my family’s experience, I felt compelled to use photos of my daughter and me. She was my kid. I wanted people to see us.


Bed: HOME IS WHERE WE

April 30th, 2021 | by Jade Sanchez-Ventura and Ro Agents-Juska

When we got the positive PCR back, we moved Mike into the grown up room to begin his in-house isolation. My big kid insisted on keeping me company when I put his sister to sleep


Body Lore: An Excerpt from THE OTHER MOTHERS

February 26th, 2021 | by Jennifer Berney

Culturally, we tend to conflate three disparate things: sexual desire, the impulse to nurture, the ability to conceive and bear a child. We act as if a woman’s longing is proportionate to her fertility. I longed deeply, and therefore I was fertile—or so my logic went


Advent 2020

December 21st, 2020 | by Ezra Stone

ONE: A wave of grief for everything that came before  Today, the clouds are like ribs, like my ribs close



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