|Woman and Children by Katte Kollwitz|
I was a catholic nun and came from the very faith that is fueling the oppression of women in this country surrounding womens' right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I was raped, twice, once when I was young and impressionable, homeless, penniless, and couch surfing, the second time by a former lover and therapist; a married man who made me sign a notarized letter releasing him from all responsibility if I intended to keep his baby.
I am an anthropologist, who has studied the oppression of women and the effect this has upon our world.
Life Begins When We Wake Up
I Never Called her Mommy
So, the story unfolds,
So more often than not, the child, rejects the infant. She turns her face away, her breast and her belly. She does not want this child. She did not want a child. She gets depressed, even psychotic. There is no congruence between her desire and her condition. She is infected with a societal dis-ease.
I Was An Unfit Mother
I also know the pain of feeling my body change to prepare to grow a being inside my womb. The first time I was pregnant, my whole being was laser focused on nesting, on finding and making a home. But there was no home, only a sleeping space in a dark lower room where I had a lamp, pillows, a blanket and sleeping bags and a suitcase. There was no nest, no home.
They call me Mother Earth; They Also Call me Wolf Mama
""Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny - she has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work to be completed.