Issue 15: Mother’s Day Edition
Here’s to all the mothers. To all the mothers with kids, single mothers, working mothers, expectant mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, LGBTQ mothers, immigrant mothers, mothers separated from their children, widowed mothers, divorced mothers, wealthy mothers, low-income mothers, middle-class mothers, mothers battling diseases, mothers with disabilities, cool moms and more. To all the mothers.
And so, fittingly, here are three beautiful personal essays about mothers or by mothers.
- Mama by Jasmine Sanders. “When I hear the word ‘mama,’ the ache in my chest belongs to my grandma.”
- My Mother And I Finally Opened Up About Our Depression And Anxiety by Nichole Perkins. “Because my mother never acknowledged her depression, I never opened up to her about mine. Now that she’s in treatment for both depression and anxiety, we finally talked about the open secret between us.”
- My Son’s Mystery Medical Condition and Our Family’s Brave New World by Taylor Harris. It’s hard enough raising a child with an alarming array of symptoms. It’s even harder when doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong.
Definitely take some time to read these beautiful stories. As always, if you see any great stories by women of color, send them my way by replying to this email! Have a great week!