Motherhood Necessitates Self-Reflection – Six Lessons from Sheila Heti’s Motherhood

Hurrah for public libraries

What does it mean to not be a mother? Who does such a life look like? This question lies at the heart of Sheila Heti’s extraordinary, deeply intimate and also strange book titled “Motherhood” and published in 2018. In the first Seriously Planning podcast episode of 2019, I share six reflections and take-aways I took from this book.

In this episode some of the topics I explore include:

  • how choice shapes motherhood
  • reasons for becoming a mother
  • how self reflection is an important precursor to motherhood
  • the importance of diverse motherhood stories

Click below to hear the episode in its entirety.

One thought on “Motherhood Necessitates Self-Reflection – Six Lessons from Sheila Heti’s Motherhood

  1. Yasmin says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss.
    Taking on parenthood was something I did not take lightly, sounds like this book wold have definitely helped.

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