I think you can probably forget creative output in your early days of maternity leave. However experienced you are with babies, each one presents its own new challenges, so your household will be turned upside down, you’ll grapple with feedingRead More
When I’m anxious, three things happen: My mind feels cloudy. My stomach starts twisting. I stop sleeping. I’ve talked about #1 a lot in previous posts, and I briefly described #2 in at the very beginning. I’ve yet to findRead More
So far on the Mslexia blog I’ve been writing about the problems and opportunities of living with a partner who has gender dysphoria, and how it’s started me off on a journey of thinking about what it means to beRead More
Of course, while this whole saga of ‘my husband wanting to be a woman’ has been going on, I have inevitably begun to question my own gender. I mean, wouldn’t it be just dandy if I could reciprocate; if IRead More
I love deadlines. Seriously, I do – and not just for the whooshing noise Douglas Adams so enjoyed when they go by: I love deadlines because they focus me. If I didn’t have a deadline I’d never have written theRead More
Howdy! Usually the Mslexia offices are streaming with sunshine, but the unruly nature of Newcastle weather means that this paradigm has shifted in recent weeks. Autumn is the season of mist and mellow fruitfulness, not to mention incessant rain.
Writer: Sarah Joseph Language: Malayalam Original Book Title: Oorukaval English Title: The Vigil Translator: Vasanthi Sankaranarayanan I cannot ignore my mother tongue now, it’s the third episode and I have not even mentioned the language Malayalam except in passing.
Following Rachel Holmes’ example, we’ve decided to compile a list of inspiring books of feminist fiction. If you’d like to take part, just comment nominating your favourite title and author and tell us why in fewer than 10 words. (LaterRead More
Welcome to the latest Writing Motherhood blog! What follows is a range of amazing poetry, creative non-fiction, artwork by artist Leanne Pearce and a guest blog post by Rebecca Stonehill. First, let me introduce you to award-winning singer-songwriters Edie Carey andRead More
The latest Writing Motherhood blog post features author CL Taylor, whose incredible new novel THE ACCIDENT was inspired by her experiences of motherhood.