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Otherhood: essays about being childless, childfree and child-adjacent

ISBN: 9781991016744
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Massey University Press
Origin: NZ
Release Date: May, 2024

Book Details

In Aotearoa the number of people who will never have children is growing – and they’re pushing back against the narrative that if they don’t, their lives will be somehow ‘less than’. Otherhood’s essays are by writers who’ve felt on the outside looking in, who’ve lived unexpected lives and who’ve given the finger to social expectations. Some chose to be childfree, some didn’t get to choose and some – through bereavement or blended family dynamics – ask themselves: Am I a mother or am I other? Thought-provoking, moving and often hilarious, Otherhood opens a more inclusive conversation about what makes a fulfilling life.