Anushay describes herself as being “obsessed” with motherhood in America, largely because of its constant cultural contradictions. The image of motherhood in America is so white, yet its Black & Brown women who are more likely to die giving birth in the US. We claim to worship mothers but remain the only industrialized nation without paid maternity leave.
And what about the women who don’t want to be mothers? Is it possible to do something more meaningful than mothering? The latter is the question at the heart of Theologian Erin S. Lane‘s book, Someone Other than a Mother.
In this episode, Lane spills the tea on overturning dominant narratives about motherhood and inspiring women to write their own stories.
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