Horror Films Understand the Terror of Pregnancy
We are told we will forget the pain, as though all the trauma of childbirth evaporates from our minds. But it did not for me.
Roe v. Wade
Yes, pregnancy is savage
A Quiet Place
Heather O'Neill is a novelist and essayist. Her works include Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, and When We Lost Our Heads. She lives in Montreal.
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