The Productive Artist-Mother
How becoming a parent helped me set more reasonable creative goals.
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“My former home office, with its glorious door separating it from our bedroom, is now our son’s domain.”
“It is a bewildering and lonely thing to be so attached to another human and also feel so adrift and so alone.”
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I debated for a long time whether I would describe sex with Reese. I didn’t know if I could stand knowing that it might turn some readers on, that it could sustain their fantasies about underage girls. Some of you have come to this essay for the sex, whether you’d admit to it or not.
I want to believe that I inherited too ways of feeling joy, ways of finding pleasure, ways of being with other queers in raucous and wild ways.