Mother Is What I Do, Not What I Am

I love my child; I just don’t resonate much with that role

Photo by Jordan Whitt on Unsplash

I am the mother of a nearly 21 year old son named Hugh. He’s on the autism spectrum and lives at home with me and my husband James. At this point in our journey together as mother and child, mother is a verb. It’s what I do. I don’t identify much with it as who I am. I love my son with all my heart. In fact, I’ve sacrificed a good bit of my life…



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Elle Beau ❇︎

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. I am a traveler and a map maker. On Mastodon