Randon Billings Noble and Eve Kagan - Mothering Through the Darkness: Women Open Up about the Postpartum Experience

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The most common pregnancy-related complication is post-partum depression, a condition affecting one in seven women. This illness is often exacerbated by misunderstanding and outright myths, which may prevent new mothers from seeking or receiving proper treatment. In this revelatory anthology, edited by the HerStories project founders, Stephanie Sprenger, a mother of two, one of BlogHer’s 2014 Voices of the Year, and a contributor to The Huffington Post and other publications, and Jessica Smock, also a mother of two, who holds a doctorate in education and writes the School of Smock blog, thirty-five women recount their struggles following the birth of a child. Join contributors Eve Kagan, an actress, international theatre teaching artist, writer, and mother of one, and Randon Billings Noble, a widely published essayist and writing teacher, for a discussion of this overlooked and isolating malady.

Noble and Kagan will be in conversation with Melissa Scholes Young, a Contributing Editor for Fiction Writers Review, a teacher at American University whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Narrative, Ploughshares, Poets & Writers, Brain, Child, and other literary journals.

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Mothering Through the Darkness: Women Open Up about the Postpartum Experience Cover Image
By Stephanie Sprenger (Editor), Jessica Smock (Editor)
ISBN: 9781631528040
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Published: She Writes Press - November 3rd, 2015

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