Our Bodies Are Not Broken (eBook)
de Molly Caro May
Sobre o livro
A foray into female rage and the passage into motherhood from the author ofThe Map of Enough
Following the birth of her daughter Eula, Molly Caro May suffers from pelvic floor dysfunction, thyroid illness, incontinence, and hormonal imbalancewhich lead her to deeper questions about how the modern woman has disconnected from her body. Mays shock and grief over her bodys betrayal soon becomes unmanageable, even as she remains full of love for her child.
As Eula grows, May struggles to make sense of her behavior. She decides to call it postpartum rage. Here begins a long desired and long overdue conversation with her body. A partial diagnosis of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder guides May back to the healing power of her menstrual cycle. She finds her way into a new space of understanding, and ultimately, a healing that goes deeper than the body.
Our Bodies Are Not Broken is an honest look at how mothers and daughters hurt and love each other. It is a deep evocation of the ways partners lose and rediscover each other. It is dark and tender and corporealyet full of strange hilarious moments. In the end,Our Body Is Not Broken is a celebratory story that reveals much about what women have been taught not to talk about, how cultures sculpt femaleness and the feminine, and how these concepts are finally changing.