Cutthroat

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! TRIPLETS Tamara MC We named them: Fuchsia, Turquoise, and Black Ivory. The moment they were fertilized, before they had even become fetuses, everything about them had been genetically determined. How do you speak about losing three babies? Technically they weren’t babies, but blobs —fertilized eggs that had […]

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I’ve Worn This $8 Bra for 27 Years

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! When I gave birth to my first son 27 years ago, the hospital’s lactation consultant recommended Fruit of the Loom’s Beyondsoft Front Closure Cotton Bra. I was 22, and my husband and I were struggling financially, so I was happy to learn I could pick up the […]

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INTERVIEW: Adiba Nelson, Author of Ain’t That a Mother

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! Adiba Nelson is the author of Ain’t that a Mother (Blackstone, May 2022) a hilarious and heartbreaking memoir about motherhood, palsy, and all the deets in-between. Adiba’s voice is unabashed, unflinchingly honest, and disrupts any stereotypes you may have about motherhood. Adiba is from my hometown Tucson, […]

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“Just Show Up”: Adiba Nelson Talks About AIN’T THAT A MOTHER with Tamara MC

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! Adiba Nelson’s hilarious, heartbreaking, and bold debut memoir Ain’t that a Mother: Postpartum, Palsy, and Everything in Between (Blackstone, 2022) explores the cavernous lows of postpartum depression, the joys and challenges of raising a daughter with high medical needs, the naughtiness of burlesque dancing, and all the messiness in […]

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Embracing Challenges: A Review of Ain’t That a Mother: Postpartum, Palsy, and Everything in Between

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! Purchase Adiba Nelson’s debut memoir, Ain’t That a Mother: Postpartum, Palsy, and Everything in Between, for the book jacket alone and clutch it under your arm like you would your prized handbag, using it as your statement accessory. The cover is gorgeous and girly—cotton-candy pink with a gold-horned unicorn piñata. People […]

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What Adiba Nelson taught me about self-love

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! I learned so much from Adiba’s memoir, but mostly I learned the power of staying true to myself. Adiba Nelson, an Afro-Latina mama to 13-year-old Emory, is a retired burlesque performer, TEDx speaker, and disability rights advocate. Her debut memoir “Ain’t That a Mother: Postpartum, Palsy, and […]

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I was a child bride. It’s time to stop teaching young girls to stay sweet.

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! I was a child bride. It’s time to stop teaching young girls to stay sweet. Like the young girls in Netflix’s #2 trending true-crime docuseries, Keep Sweet: Pray and Obeyabout Warren Jeffs’ Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), I also grew up in a […]

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