a book club/reading group starting Feb 2023
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how I have come to love sleep with young children
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November 2022

“Life is a window of vulnerability.” —Donna Haraway 8 month old O, is picking up bits of oatmeal and thawed berries with her burgeoning pincer grip…

October 2022

Hello gentle reader—I haven’t sent out a new entry since the end of July even though I write all the time. It feels like it’s been a few days and many…

July 2022

“You have to pick the places you don't walk away from.”― Joan Didion In the fall of 2021, the vaccine passport became commonplace for most public spaces…
I first realized the maniacal need to control women's desires looking at the inordinate fetuses on the pro-life (anti-choice) posters that covered the…

June 2022

me two weeks after giving birth to O— It’s a snowstorm-warning February morning and a brimming cloth bag is dropped off on our stoop. “I see something…

May 2022

The mother opened her mouth, waiting for her daughter’s breath to reach hers, to smell the milk stuck between ridges of her tiny tongue. It was dark so…

February 2022

“Let yourself into the experience. See the baby and you together birthing. Am I clear, dear?” My Francophone midwife tries to get me out of my head. She…

January 2022

The first time I notice S— (not as a newborn) playing with his belly on the floor I am flooded with emotions of how at ease he is. I stiffen. I am…
Earlier in the fall when we hadn’t yet began a search for a baby name—avoiding the acceptance of newborn care—a book spine with a handwritten typeface…

December 2021

Blop. I’m reading em by Kim Thúy for a book review I’m due to do. Blurp. My belly shakes and a pointy appendage sticks out the right side. My insides…