The Story and the Self

Writing the story of motherhood and the myth of progress

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‘She has been made into a mother like a factory is made into lofts, a church into a concert hall, a barn into a house. The beams or bricks may be the same but the interior energy is distinct, reprogrammed: new shafts of light, walls, nooks, conduits of movement’ — Sarah Menkedick

When I write of motherhood, I want to bend the narrative to fit my fantasy: a story of transformation; the arrival of the child heralding the transcendence of self and selfishness, grounded more presently in the physical world with new layers of empathy and complexity as I become Mother Earth, vivid to the world within me.

Writer. Aussie. New Mum. Tired. cherielee87@hotmail.com

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