Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What Mothers Look Like

What Sorts? posted a reminder about the Shape of a Mother site, where mothers of all types post stories and images about their bodies during and after pregnancy. The site was interesting and comforting right after I gave birth to my son.

There's endless information available about pregnancy--and it's often forced on pregnant women by well-meaning family, friends, and strangers--but no one talks about being postpartum. Even with all of the attention that philosophers pay to embodiment, the bodies of mothers is a lacuna.

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