The Art of Letting Go, As an Artist and a Mother
Like a drawing is and is not mine once I’m finished with it, my son is not mine, not really, because he is himself.
Mother and Child
Mother and ChildThe Newborn
will they like it?
Amie Souza Reilly is an adjunct professor in the English department at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and eleven-year-old son. She is the Feminist Fridays blogger at The Adroit Journal and her work can be found here: https://www.amiesouzareilly.com
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