“Body Neutrality” Is the Best That I Can Do

A few days ago, I pulled out a romper from the back of my closet. The black fabric was slightly wrinkled, a few beads on the neckline coming loose on the thread. I hadn’t worn it since the summer of 2016, almost two years ago at this point, months before I got pregnant. I stumbled […]

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Motherhood Is Not a “Before” and an “After”

When I was younger, I believed in the idea of separate selves. Throughout high school and college, I felt myself consistently shifting โ€” not so much changing, but disappearing and then reappearing as someone completely different. I divided portions of my life into chapters, all of which neatly fit within the pages of my journals […]

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