Posts Tagged: childbirth

Like Juggling Knives: Talking with Rumaan Alam

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Rumaan Alam discusses his new novel, That Kind of Mother, the limits of the employer-employee relationship, and the grossness of heterosexual sex.

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Mom Vagina

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When the physical therapist explains the electric dildo she holds in her hand will reset the nerve endings in my vagina so I won’t need to pee every hour, I say, “Get it in me and let’s go.”

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It’s Just Reality: Talking with Meaghan O’Connell

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Meaghan O’Connell discusses her new memoir, And Now We Have Everything, perfectionism in motherhood and writing, and being pregnant again.

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Body Fluids: An Exploration of Motherhood

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I think fresh semen smells like aspirin, which is made from a mold that grows on birch trees, which of course are phallic.

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The Delusion of Objectivity: Talking with Leslie Jamison

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Leslie Jamison discusses The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, understanding that every text is incomplete, and whether motherhood has changed her writing.

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Rivers of Babylon: The Story of a Third-Trimester Abortion

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She said something to me, then, that has been a great comfort. “You had a choice,” she said, “but you did not have free will.” A choice that was no choice at all.

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The Thread: Ways of Being Seen

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Can you see it now? Is the image different in your mind yet? A thing you can’t unsee.

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The Gate of Permission: A Conversation with Victoria Redel

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Victoria Redel discusses her newest novel, Before Everything, living through and beyond grief, and why she loves secrets.

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The Rumpus Interview with Micah Perks

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Micah Perks talks about her new novel, What Becomes Us, America’s cultural and mythical heritage, and why every novel is a political novel.

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A Man’s ABCs of Miscarriage

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I once heard the only thing faster than the speed of light is the speed of thought, and I wonder if simply thinking about Sawyer’s sister until my head hurts could get us to the place we fear talking about.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Desiree Cooper

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Desiree Cooper discusses her debut collection of flash fiction, Know the Mother, what mother-writers need, and why motherhood is the only story she’s ever told.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Cynthia Marie Hoffman

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Cynthia Marie Hoffman about her new book, Paper Doll Fetus, twilight sleep, and the importance of giving voice to the voiceless.

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“Living in the Shaky Place”

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Jessica Valenti writes a powerful piece about her experience with PTSD after undergoing a severe illness during pregnancy and prematurely giving birth to her daughter. “I know now that the core of my trauma was the realization that life is out of my control. Life is unpredictable, scary and sometimes tragic. Believing anything else is […]

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