Earlier this summer, I saw that an editor at Catapult, Morgan Jerkins, was looking for stories about education. I dashed off a quick note, saying that I'd been chewing on an idea for an essay about the tension between conditioning my 5yo daughter for public school at the same time I'm trying to let go … Continue reading The pain of conditioning my daughter for public school
I realized: In clinging to my connection with my daughter, I am trying to control it, and, in a way, to control her. And I can't. And I don't want to.
It's Father's Day and I'm thinking about daughters.
About being one. About having one, a 4-year-old, and about what I was like at that age. It was around that time that I started pulling out all my eyelashes...
I was so moved by the artist's open letter earlier today about why she fears motherhood as an artist that I write my own open letter in response.