Sometimes the path is bumpy and full of roots, which leads me to be in awe of the stirring honesty of the contributors of Stigmama. I have read Shannon's beautiful, yet painful poetry and admire SM's strength in her abundant use of curse words. Today, I am joining these powerful mothers on the Stigmama blog for their series "Why Do I Write?" It's mostly pre-published material, but there is a smidgen of new writing too.
I write to sort out the complexities of being a mom. As my daughter stands strong before the start of second grade, I wonder how things will change for her as she grows into a women and maybe a mother. I consider this as I raise my son in a way that honors his sensitive, sweet self forever, therefore honoring the same in the women around him.
If the intense suffering of mothers around me can be combined and conveyed with such talent, so will I strive to do the same. It feels so much more real this way, making room for more joy to come bounding down the path at us!