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There are a lot of books that include stories of creative mothers or are by creative mothers. Here are some of them.

Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
by Anne Lamott

Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change
by Angela Garbes

Send Me Into the Woods Alone
by Erin Pepler

Good Mom on Paper: Writers on Creativity and Motherhood (Essais, 13)
by

Dept. of Speculation (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Jenny Offill

Little Labors
by Rivka Galchen

To Write as if Already Dead (Rereadings)
by Kate Zambreno

Drifts: A Novel
by Kate Zambreno

A Ghost in the Throat
by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive: On Trauma, Persistence, and Dolly Parton (American Music Series)
by Lynn Melnick

Wicked But Virtuous
by Mirka Mora

Nightbitch: A Novel
by Rachel Yoder

The Baby on the Fire Escape: Creativity, Motherhood, and the Mind-Baby Problem
by Julie Phillips

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I acknowledge that I live and work on unceded Lumbee, Skaruhreh/Tuscarora, and Shakori land. I give respect and reverence to those who came before me. I thank Holisticism for the text of this land acknowledgement.


We must acknowledge that much of what we know of this country today, including its culture, economic growth, and development throughout history and across time, has been made possible by the labor of enslaved Africans and their ascendants who suffered the horror of the transatlantic trafficking of their people, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow. We are indebted to their labor and their sacrifice, and we must acknowledge the tremors of that violence throughout the generations and the resulting impact that can still be felt and witnessed today. I thank Dr. Terah ‘TJ’ Stewart for the text of this labor acknowledgement.