Writing Motherhood: A Creative Anthology
This blog post is long overdue, but I wanted to mention a new anthology that I feature in!
Named Writing Motherhood – A Creative Anthology, this collection has been edited by Carolyn Jess-Cooke and features a chorus of female voices amongst writers and poets on the ‘wonders and terrors’ of motherhood. Encompassing post-natal depression, maternal instincts, miscarriage to transformation and so much more, this is a raw, relevant and important anthology of the multi-hued experience of what motherhood means.
I’m really proud to be part of this anthology, so a huge thank you to poet and novelist Carolyn Jess-Cooke for inviting me to be part of it.
To coimpliment this volume, Carolyn has also set up a site called Writing Motherhood. Here, she explores the impact of motherhood upon creativity and calls for a more honest, accurate and positive depiction of motherhood. She is building up a collection of anonymous letters to help mothers who are struggling in some way with their experiences. These can talk about, but are not limited to, the following: postnatal depression, returning to work, dealing with stillbirth, miscarriage or infertility, relationship problems, work/life balance, children with physical/mental disabilities. It’s a fantastic idea and you definitely don’t have to be a writer to get involved, so get scribbling…
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