I’ve suffered loss. When I was 19, a month shy of 20, my mother died.
It was her heart. She would say she was like the Tin Man; she needed a new heart. But I didn’t take her seriously. I knew my mo...Read More »
The large-scale derision of Cattrall’s maternal-ness also lays bare how resentful many still feel toward a 59-year-old woman who opted out of motherhood proper. Childless women are very often still cr...Read More »
Fertility matters, yes. But biological clock extremists are preventing women from enjoying healthy relationships.
Rachel Kramer Bussel, DAME
"That’s why, when the cultural noise about why we should ...Read More »
On a snowy morning in Montreal, when I was four, not-quite-five, I was struggling to put on my big red rubber boots. My mother sat nearby and watched me, as I finally succeeded, enabling my independen...Read More »
My latest post for Huffington Post Women
I want to be a mother.
I know what some of you may say: Have a baby on your own; adopt; foster. And a few of you may say: Sorry, lady, you should hav...Read More »
If you’re like me, and always aspired and expected to be a mother, Mother’s Day, and the days that precede it, can be a heavy time. With continuous Mother’s Day promotions and news stories featuring moms of all ages, shapes and sizes (“It’s the hardest job in the world!”), the day can make us feel left out and less-than. For some, Mother’s Day is a harsh reminder that the dream of motherhood has not (yet) come true.