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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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  • Epigraph:

    This is the strength that your arm knows,

    the arc of flesh that is my breast,

    the precise crystals of our eyes. –Judith Wright, 'Woman to Man'

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  • Appears in:
    y Mothermorphosis : Australia's Best Storytellers Write About Becoming a Mother Monica Dux (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2015 8355183 2015 anthology autobiography

    'The mythology of motherhood is often reduced to cliche . But how do we articulate the complex internal conflicts, the exhilaration and the absurdity of this transformation? Mothermorphosis is a collection of essays on the experience as told by some of Australia's most talented writers and storytellers. In these stories we read about the yearning for a child, the private and public expressions of love, identity in the face of motherhood, gratitude, pride, celebration and loss. Ultimately we learn that there is no one version of this epic story, no one tale that could ever speak for all, and no one way of encapsulating the experience. However, in reading other women's experiences, the hard bits, the ridiculous bits, we can only become more compassionate, not just to other mothers but hopefully to ourselves. Mothermorphosis includes writing from: Kathy Lette, George McEncroe, Kate Holden, Jo Case, Jane Caro, Kerri Sackville, Lorelei Vashti, Dee Madigan, Catherine Deveny, Rebecca Huntley, Fatima Measham, Lee Kofman, Cordelia Fine, Hilary Harper and Hannah Robert.' (Publication summary)

    Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2015
    pg. 1-19
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