Brilliant and lovely and moving and profound. As a psychologist and mother, your beautiful piece about your unique family is full of universal truths. Thank you.
Thank you Heather for sharing your story about your pregnancy and Fiona. Wow. This was so powerful and emotional. I’m not a mother but am a pro life advocate and I teach junior high children about all the life issues. When we discuss disabilities it raises some great dialogue with them.
Thank you again for writing this and I’ll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers daily.
Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan - OlyPen
By the late nineteenth, early twentieth centuries, serious challenges to accepted beliefs about gender were mounted in both Japan and China. Although concerns about womens position had been expressed earlier, the concept of womens liberation became a major motivating force within the eras nationalist, reform, and revolution movements. Male nationalists initiated the discussion by arguing that an improvement in the status of women was essential to their countrys acceptance by other technologically advanced nations. A core of educated women in both Japan and China joined the call by speaking and writing in public for the first time. Conservative nationalists and traditionalists in Japan and China at different times reacted by mounting long campaigns against any change in gender roles. Ultimately female activists were labeled unseemly, unfeminine, and too western.
Essay on the gender difference in history: women in China and Japan.
I read this on the same childhood bed beneath the same childhood fan that had always, with the power of negative thinking, threatened to spin off. Sure, mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus, a physical thing about 150 nanometers in diameter and composed of a double-stranded DNA that contains 85 genes. But according to Hay and co., if you have mono, you don’t just have the existence of the virus in your body. You have certain emotional and mental states that allow the virus to thrive.
This is a summary for Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue". - …
I need this. I need you – I need women in my life who can have these conversations and create these diverse communities for my family. I love everything about your essay and I love your family. Thank you.
Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior - WSJ
Is this comment a joke?! This woman wrote a gorgeous, touching essay about coming to terms with her child’s disability and life’s beautiful imperfections, and *that* is what you latched on to?
And what happens when they fight back
Beautiful text. Thanks. I translated a paragraph into Spanish for some friends on FB (I am Chilean). May I use it? Just to share and discuss in a close FB group about Down’s Syndrome? It’s the paragraph that talks about how culturally we fear disability…
I have another question for you, or comment: When you say –even babies with hemophilia– why do you say “even”? Is that because hemophilia is not a disability? I’m asking because it made some noise when I read it… it only made noise because I find what you have written so perfect, both in style and in content. Regards.