Fountain of Youth: Floating Between Being a Motherless Child and a Childless Mother
“I am unmoored, my place not easily defined, my presence not immediately understood.”
Everybody does that,
Love BoatFantasy Island
New York Times attitudegratitude,
I never asked you to buy me cantaloupeI’m sorry,
SUSAN GOLDBERG is a writer, editor and essayist, and coeditor of the award-winning anthology And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents, and Our Unexpected Families. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Ms., Toronto Life, Full Grown People, Lilith, Today’s Parent and Stealing Time magazines, and several anthologies, including Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender-Fluid Parenting Practices and Here Come the Brides! Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage. Susan lives with her sons in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where she is one of approximately thirty-odd Jews. www.susanlgoldberg.com
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