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The natural mother of the child : a memoir of nonbinary parenthood

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First hardcover edition.

"Essentially this book is a heavily visual memoir-in-essays that explores how the experience of gestational parenthood-conceiving, birthing, and breastfeeding my son Samson-eventually clarified my gender identity and allowed me to project a different more masculine self. Ruminating on how the experiences contained under the umbrella of "motherhood" don't fully describe my experience amplifies the outsiderness the speaker, who is almost always addressing a cis "you," sometimes his mother, sometimes strangers, mostly his cis female partner. Instead of using a straight narrative, the book circles around this concept of motherhood and of my relationship to it. The book is also an archive of my queerness, of childhood photos of me smiling impossibly wide, of my original birth certificate and the legal documents surrounding Samson's adoption. It's a direct engagement with the documentation we think constitutes a record of one's life. The book ends on an exploration of how much we can really know when we enter into parenting a person, and of my ambivalence about the "before" and "after" that is so prevalent in trans stories and that feels so outside my experience as a nonbinary transmasculine person." --

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  • 12 of 12 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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0 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Eastchester Public Library B BELC (Text)
Biography
31008152473274
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Greenburgh Public Library B BELC (Text)
Biography
31009154804078
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Irvington Public Library BIO BELC, K (Text)
Biography
31012154535288
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Katonah Village Library 306.874 B (Text)
Nonfiction
31013151927429
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Larchmont Public Library 306.8743 M (Text)
Nonfiction
31014152970558
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Mamaroneck Public Library District B BELC (Text)
Biography
31015152628732
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Mount Pleasant Public Library B BELC, KRYS (Text)
Biography
31024153249423
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Mount Vernon Public Library B MALCOLM BELC (Text)
Biography
31018155564235
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Warner Library B BELC (Text)
Biography
31033152286005
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White Plains Public Library BIOGRAPHY BELC, KRYS MALCOLM (Text)
Nonfiction
31544101233443
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