Cover Photo: Georges de la Tour, "The Newborn" (1630)
Georges de la Tour, "The Newborn" (1630)

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.

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Mother and Child

Mother and ChildThe Newborn

The Newborn



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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: