Category Archives: parenting

The Mentor Series: Kimberly King Parsons and Victoria Redel

Kimberly King Parsons is the writer of two forthcoming books, a brief story assortment titled Black Mild and a novel, The Boiling River. Of her mentor she writes: “Victoria Redel is the critically acclaimed author of five works of fiction and three collections of poetry; she’s received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National […]

ENOUGH: Beneath the Towering Pines

ENOUGH is a Rumpus collection dedicated to making a devoted area for essays, poetry, fiction, comics, and paintings by ladies and non-binary folks that interact with rape tradition, sexual assault, and home violence. The collection will run each Tuesday afternoon. Every week we’ll spotlight totally different voices and tales. *** Beneath the Towering Pines Liv […]

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #175: Mira Jacob

The emotional and mental wallop one feels studying Mira Jacob’s Good Speak is perhaps partly because of its distinctive type. It’s an illustrated collection of real-life conversations the East-Indian-born, American-raised writer has had together with her mixed-race son, spurred by questions like “Can Indians be racist?” and “Was Michael Jackson brown or was he white? […]

Until We Rise Again

February 2017. I’m peering by means of the fog of fascism rising as I go searching, soak within the information, and attempt to discern tips on how to reply. Radio exhibits, Fb posts, and newscasts bleat out selections and actions so vile they appear immaterial, specters of themselves. Journey ban, oppressive appointees, guarantees to dismantle […]

Nurture Rupture: On Motherhood, Writing, and Gender Inequality

As quickly as Lacy M. Johnson agreed to this venture, and we started to consider the perfect viewers for it, I noticed simply how a lot we’d like extra conversations—and publications—that target problems with feminism, motherhood, artwork, and tradition in daring, irreverent, nuanced, anti-capitalist methods. We’re so happy and really feel extremely fortunate that The […]

Making It

I used to be early to the breastfeeding group and determined to take a seat on a sofa and nurse Samson earlier than anybody else arrived. When my son slipped off my nipple right into a nap in my arms, I noticed I wanted to pee. Badly. Within the yoga studio’s restroom I struggled to […]

Should You Co-Sleep With Your Baby?

Each sleep-deprived mother or father has a narrative about getting their child to sleep. Our toddler daughter required 30 minutes of one among us bouncing on an train ball whereas she was strapped to one among our chests; in lieu of a lullaby, They May Be Giants’ “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme” — at full blast […]

ENOUGH: Eating Toast and Talking about Sexual Assault

ENOUGH is a Rumpus collection dedicated to making a devoted area for essays, poetry, fiction, comics, and paintings by ladies and non-binary people who interact with rape tradition, sexual assault, and home violence. The collection will run each Tuesday afternoon. Every week we’ll spotlight totally different voices and tales. *** Eating Toast and Talking about […]

A Hard-Won Love: NOS by Aby Kaupang and Matthew Cooperman

Each household suggests a geometrical determine, a kind of plottable set of shifting relations. Consider the Bundrens in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. Anse explains, by method of geometry, his inclination to “stay put.” As a person, he was made “up-and-down ways,” perpendicular to these issues which might be meant “to be always a-moving,” “longways, […]

What No One Tells You About Becoming a Mother: A Q&A With Alexandra Sacks, MD

When a lady turns into a mom, big shifts occur not solely in way of life, but in addition id, notes Alexandra Sacks, MD. As a reproductive psychiatrist, Sacks helps ladies with melancholy and nervousness in planning for and through being pregnant, and after delivery. However she has additionally observed that some sufferers who didn’t […]