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Confessions of the Other Mother

Non-Biological Lesbian Mothers Tell All
A 2006 Lambda Literary finalist in the LGBT anthology category

After author Harlyn Aizley gave birth to her daughter, she watched in unanticipated horror as her partner scooped up the baby and said, "I'm your new mommy!" While they both had worked to find the perfect sperm donor, Aizley had spent nine months carrying the baby and hours in labor, so how could her partner claim to be their child's mommy?

Many diapers later, Aizley began to appreciate the complexity of her partner's new role as the other mother. Together, they searched for stories about families like their own, in which a woman has chosen to forgo her own birth experience so that she might support her partner in hers. They found very few. Now, in Confessions of the Other Mother, Aizley has put together an exciting collection of personal stories by women like her partner who are creating new parenting roles, redefining motherhood, and reshaping our view of two-parent families. Contributors include Hillary Goodridge, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the case for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, stand-up comedian Judy Gold, and psychologist and author Suzanne M. Johnson.

This candid peek into a previously unexamined side of lesbian parenting is full of stories that are sometimes humorous, sometimes moving, but at all times celebratory. Each parenting tale sheds light on the many facets of motherhood, offering gay and straight readers alike a deeper understanding of what it means to love and parent in the twenty-first century.

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Verlag: Beacon Press Seiten: 173 S. Erscheinungsjahr: 2006 Ausführung: Kartonierter Einband (Kt)

Référence: 9780807079638
Verfügbarkeit: deutschsprachige Bücher in der Regel innert 2-14 Tagen / fremdsprachige Titel falls lieferbar in der Regel innert 10-30 Arbeitstagen
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Verlag Random House N.Y.
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2006
Seitenangabe 208 S.
Meldetext Verfügbarkeit: deutschsprachige Bücher in der Regel innert 2-14 Tagen / fremdsprachige Titel falls lieferbar in der Regel innert 10-30 Arbeitstagen
Untertitel Nonbiological Lesbian Moms Tell All!
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H21.7 cm x B14.2 cm x D1.5 cm 226 g
Coverlag Beacon Press (Imprint/Brand)
Autor*in Aizley, Harlyn
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