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Stay With Me: What is Motherhood Worth?

Ayobami Adebayo’s Stay With Me follows the story of Yejide, a young hairdresser and wife in Nigeria, and her struggles to conceive a child.  When, to rectify the situation, her in-laws come to Yejide’s home one day with a new wife for her husband, Akin, her grief and anger reach new bounds. She thinks that… Continue reading Stay With Me: What is Motherhood Worth?

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Jane the Virgin is Diversifying Motherhood

It seems that media has pigeonholed motherhood to a certain agenda. For decades, Disney has created families with missing mothers, but has often substituted them with the “evil matriarch.” These evil matriarchs are often the stepmother,  who allow for competition between women, and suggests that these mothers are too consumed by their greed and vanity to… Continue reading Jane the Virgin is Diversifying Motherhood