The Boundaries of the (M)other

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‘The definition of motherhood in our culture is one in which the mother sacrifices herself to the child. She sacrifices her self,’[1] argues Susan Griffin in ‘Feminism and Motherhood’, an essay she originally published in the 1970s. Like many of her influential contemporaries, such as Julia Kristeva, Hélène Cixous, or Adrienne Rich, Griffin is…

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Denisa Vitova

Denisa Vitova

Literature and Linguistics graduate, MA in Creative Writing. Published by The London Magazine, Ambit, Firewords, The Moth and other. Now works in Swiss media.