Posts Tagged: mothers

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Amy Fusselman

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Amy Fusselman discusses her new book, IDIOPHONE!

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This is a cautionary tale, of how trying to be a tough girl can almost destroy you.

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You Can Never Escape the Jersey Shore

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To watch Jersey Shore is to watch my fantasy, only it’s an imperfect recreation.

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The Reality of Love: Talking with Adrian Todd Zuniga

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Adrian Todd Zuniga discusses his debut novel, COLLISION THEORY.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #140: Alicia Kopf

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“We need narrative patterns to understand reality.”

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Viv Albertine’s Emotional Investigation

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I’ve worked through the pain, and made something useful and creative out of it.

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Coming Clean

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Intellectually, I know Gracie’s mom loves her and needs help. In practice, I just want my daughter safe.

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A Part of Me

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Now my not wanting men to be front and center in my life capitalized sperm into a rare commodity. Empowered reproduction is largely a myth.

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The Abattoir

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This is what my mother doesn’t want me to see: the death rattle in a forbidden room. This is what she doesn’t want me to know: how one life is sacrificed for another to live.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: She Hated the Child

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She didn’t want anything to change. She understood it would be easier if she loved the child. But she did not want to love it.

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Mothering Our Children and Ourselves: Molly Caro May’s Body Full of Stars

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As May moves through what she now calls her “postpartum challenge,” she does not return to her old self, but instead becomes someone new.

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Splintered Doors

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This journey is ongoing. But I know this: my daughter will never have to break down a door.

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Living in the Fulcrum: A Conversation with Mary H.K. Choi

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Mary H.K. Choi discusses her debut YA novel, Emergency Contact, her versatile writing career, and writing diverse Korean-American characters.

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The Thread: Goddesses and Monsters

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Let’s take the women in our lives, and the women who came before us, off the pedestals but also, out of the graves of irrelevancy.

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The Color of Discipline

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The violence inflicted by black parents onto their children was born out of both love and a deep, abiding fear for that child’s ability to survive the American caste system that devalues black life.

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The Depths We Don’t Have Words For: Sally Bliumis-Dunn’s Echolocation

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[R]eading these poems feels like looking down into deep water, being able to see only so far and no farther.

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The Emotion of the Moment: Talking with Terese Marie Mailhot

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Terese Marie Mailhot discusses her debut memoir, Heart Berries, crafting trauma on the page, and her views on motherhood after writing her memoir.

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