September 2017

Moods of a mother
(with postnatal depression)

loving
affectionate
peaceful
tired

caring
affectionate
irritable
tired

caring
obsessive
controlling
fixated

happy
adoring
moody
frustrated

joyous
hyperactive
anxious
elated

nervous
adoring
irritable
adoring

loving
guilty
miserable
depressed

cheerful
anxious
affectionate
anxious

loving
insecure
tired
content

 

© Kristin Martin

“A gender-equal society would be one where the word ‘gender’ does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.”*

I’ve always been aware of gender conditioning and actively tried to combat any lingering prejudices or stereotypes in my own parenting, even down to encouraging dolls with my boys when they were little. It’s great to read people writing about gender issues they’re experiencing with their kids. For too long these subjects have been discouraged or silenced. I’d love to publish some more creative writing on this topic, especially if you are struggling with a child who actively tries to move away from gender normative preferences. A society where everyone can be themselves thanks Gloria for those aspirational words.

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* Gloria Steinem