Posts tagged Empty Altar
Empty Altar Essays: Family Values

Communities of support are possible, they exist, and they are necessary for both mother and child to claim their full humanity at the same time. This does not mean that both get to do everything they wish anytime they wish. This means that neither is sacrificing SELF for the other. It means that both mother and child are seen as human beings worthy of care, time, and respect.

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Empty Altar Essays: Dreams of Our Mothers

All around me I see moms praising their own mothers for their sacrifice. I see folks talking about how their mothers gave up everything for them and how their mothers lived for them or through them. The child’s accomplishments became the mother’s because the mother had no dreams left.

We must begin to think more deeply about these norms and whether or not they are healthy.

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