“Federal law has put thousands of women on anti-addiction medications into an impossible bind: Give up your treatment or risk losing your baby.”
She will grow up and leave me and yet never leave me; she will be mine forever, a being I shaped.
“’Will I be okay?’ my children ask me as the mass shootings in America continue. None of us like my answer.”
“The enduring allure of pilgrimage.”
“Inside the movement to take ‘control of human evolution.'”
In a recent essay, Grace Loh Prasad muses on motherhood, the bond of family, and finding community.
“Try as I might, there is no material stronger than kinship.”
“Kathleen Folbigg was found guilty of killing her babies. One scientist suspected the real culprit was mutant DNA—and went on a tireless quest to prove it.”
“Here it is: Women are the gravity stopping humanity from drifting off aimlessly into the void. We mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, grandmothers — women — are the backbone of the world.”
“I would never give my son back, for anything, but I would certainly give him a different mother.”