This is regarding my contribution to Candles Online. This week’s topic is The International Girl Child Day that is observed on 11th October, and my article discusses just that. Please head over to the link provided below and read, comment and share.
An update on the Perfectly Imperfect Bunch Blog. Kelley, Beckie, Wanji, Bisma and G. have just published their articles on their Poetry Writing Process. Please check out their work by clicking on the links.
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I have a girl and I love her to bits, as I imagine every Mother in the world must do, regardless of the sex of her child. But even though my child is my everything, the centre of my universe, there was still a fraction of a second when I betrayed her and wished she was born a boy.
Did that surprise you? It surprised me too when it happened. When I lay motionless, barely conscious in the operating room, and when the Doctor pulled her out from the gaping hole in my belly, she held her up for me to see her for the first time. I was overjoyed to see my baby finally, but right on the heels of that pure joy came that sickening moment which was the biggest betrayal to my baby girl. Because in that moment, however small it was, I wondered how it was that…
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