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Maternal and child mortality lecture in Lagos

According to UNICEF, every single day Nigeria loses about 2,300 under five children and 145 women of childbearing age. This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world.

Vivienne Irikefe

On minotaurs (and whether or not mothers are the root of all maladies).

While reading Eula Biss’s On Immunity, I was often reminded of Rebecca Kukla’s Mass Hysteria.  Both works analyze the permeability of bodies, especially mothers and children, while drawing from literature, philosophy, and medicine.  1,559 more words

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The past year has irrevocably changed me in dramatic ways.  I lost my beloved sister to suicide.  I gave birth to my second child. And less importantly, but still big, I moved to a new city and I am working on illustrating and writing my first children’s book (pictures to come) and also my first young adult novel (excerpts to come).  498 more words


She - She was domesticated mind ...

She was
domesticated mind
eating hard dog biscuits
drinking sour cow’s milk
vomiting bile
wanting a baby, not a child
wanting a puppy, not a dog… 23 more words

Poetry & Prose

The Guy family of Westmorland

John Guy (Ann Isabella Wright’s father) was originally school master and then he turned his hand to writing school books, which you can still buy today, reprinted or for free on Google play books! 75 more words


What if you loved the Earth as it if were your child?

What if you loved the Earth as if it was your child? What if you loved your Earth as much as your own child?

In response to all these questions women my age receive about being or becoming a mother I have decided to pose these two questions in return. 977 more words