The natural mother of the child : a memoir of nonbinary parenthood
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Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2021.
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First hardcover edition.
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287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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English
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9781640094383, 1640094385

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"Essentially this book is a heavily visual memoir-in-essays that explores how the experience of gestational parenthood-conceiving, birthing, and breastfeeding my son Samson-eventually clarified my gender identity and allowed me to project a different more masculine self. Ruminating on how the experiences contained under the umbrella of "motherhood" don't fully describe my experience amplifies the outsiderness the speaker, who is almost always addressing a cis "you," sometimes his mother, sometimes strangers, mostly his cis female partner. Instead of using a straight narrative, the book circles around this concept of motherhood and of my relationship to it. The book is also an archive of my queerness, of childhood photos of me smiling impossibly wide, of my original birth certificate and the legal documents surrounding Samson's adoption. It's a direct engagement with the documentation we think constitutes a record of one's life. The book ends on an exploration of how much we can really know when we enter into parenting a person, and of my ambivalence about the "before" and "after" that is so prevalent in trans stories and that feels so outside my experience as a nonbinary transmasculine person"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Malcolm Belc, K. (2021). The natural mother of the child: a memoir of nonbinary parenthood (First hardcover edition.). Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Malcolm Belc, Krys. 2021. The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Malcolm Belc, Krys. The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood Berkeley, California: Counterpoint, 2021.

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Malcolm Belc, Krys. The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood First hardcover edition., Counterpoint, 2021.

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