Nathalie, Beth-Anne, and I treated our minds and hearts last month when we attended the launch of The M Word: Conversations About Motherhood at beautiful Ben McNally Books in Toronto. Kerry Clare, editor of the collection of 25 essays and author of Pickle Me This, introduced the book, after which several if its contributors read excerpts of their pieces.
I think it’s fair to say that we were captivated. The essays span a wide spectrum of motherhood experience, including the reality of being defined by motherhood whether or not one is actually a mother. They were textured and raw in and of themselves, but being read aloud by their authors only infused the words with more richness than they already possessed.
We’ve all read The M Word, and this week we want to write about it. And we have outdone ourselves, if I do say so myself, in scoring Kerry Clare to write with us on Friday to close the week. There is so much packed into this book, and we are thrilled to have the curator of its stories share some of her thoughts with us at 4Mothers.
Please tune in – we are in for a great week!