As regular readers know, I’m working on a feminist book about parenting. Will you help me write a better, more inclusive project by answering some questions? Today, I’d like to know:
- Do you express your experience as a parent in some way–by writing in a journal, blogging, participating in online communities or face-to-face support groups, calling a friend, whatever? Why do you feel the need to articulate certain aspects of this experience, if you do? What do you get out of that? If you do not talk or write much about parenting, why not? and what do you do instead?
- Do you feel that your self-expression (in any form) has changed because of parenthood? If so, how so, and what has that been like for you?
- By commenting on this post, you are giving me permission to quote what you say here in my book. Please indicate the age(s) of your child or children, as well as whether you’d like to be identified by full name, first name only, or a pseudonym of your choice if I end up using your words.
- Feel free to email your responses instead of commenting here, if you prefer: molly at firsttheegg dot com.
- Please answer any question (or questions) that strikes your fancy, in any way, at any length. Anything relevant to these topics is welcome, even if what you have to say is not really related to the questions. I’m so grateful for any thoughts you offer!