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Telling Truths

Storying Motherhood

Sheena Wilson


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Telling Truths: Storying Motherhood is a collection of creative non-fiction essays. Through story, contributing authors explore how expectations collide with the complex realities we face as we mother. They illustrate how mothering is inextricably linked to the positions we occupy within our specific socio-cultural contexts; how our versions of mothering are transformed in relationship to the children we raise, long for, and mourn. Together, as writers and readers, as mothers and parents and communities, we are rewriting and rereading and reinventing what it means to mother and parent our children at this moment in history. This anthology is an important contribution to ongoing dialogues that resist traditional expectations around motherhood.

Demeter Press, 9781927335420, 325pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2014

About the Author

Sheena Wilson, PhD., is a professor of literature, culture and writing studies at Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta. Diana Davidson, Ph.D., is a writer whose debut novel Pilgrimage, published in 2013, has been called a work of “frontier feminism.”