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Nourish by Claire Miller

It’s the hottest Easter Monday on record, and you are one day old. The air is thick, outside the grass is parched, and you won’t drink from me. The midwives say you’ll feed next time I try, and I believe them. I’m not concerned, my happiness cannot be diminished today. Despite my unresponsive legs, my … Continue reading Nourish by Claire Miller

Is It Still Beautiful? Motherhood and Mental Health During a Pandemic

The only photographs I have on my LG mobile phone are my children’s. They are 17, 15, and 13, and every one of those photos show them wearing big smiles or pouting or frozen in some silly Snapchat filters that make them look like characters in an animated picture. They live in Aba, Nigeria, with … Continue reading Is It Still Beautiful? Motherhood and Mental Health During a Pandemic

Episode 2: The Body Conversation Podcast

In this second episode, Ukamaka Olisakwe chats with Cate Dicharry, Aisha Sarkin-Pawa, Samantha Kolber, M. K. Martin, and Charity Ngabirano, about maternal mental health in the age of social distancing. Cate is the Director of the Writing and Humanities Program at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Aisha is an entrepreneur and a … Continue reading Episode 2: The Body Conversation Podcast

Maternal Mental Health in the Age of Social Distancing

We are so excited to announce that the second episode of #TheBodyConversation webinar will be held virtually on Zoom, on June 27. You can register for the episode by sending an email to thebodyconvo@gmail.com to get a Zoom invite. Meet our panelists: Cate Dicharry graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR with a … Continue reading Maternal Mental Health in the Age of Social Distancing

Writing Motherhood Taught Me About My Emotional and Psychic Inheritance by Megan Ross

I light a fire in your mouthand whisper:burn me. Soon, I launch my first book. It is a poetry collection that in writing has helped me stitch together my fragmented self that were left after I gave birth to my son. The collection grew from the word corpse, a word I wrote in an old … Continue reading Writing Motherhood Taught Me About My Emotional and Psychic Inheritance by Megan Ross

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