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Harlyn Aizley (ed.): Confessions of the Other Mother

Harlyn Aizley (ed.): Confessions of the Other Mother

Nonbiological Lesbian Moms Tell All! USA 2006, 173 pp., brochure,  18.95
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After author Harlyn Aizley gave birth to her daughter, she watched in unanticipated horror as her partner scooped up the baby and said, »I´m your new mommy!« While they both had worked to find the perfect sperm donor, Aizley had spent nine months carrying the baby and hours in labor, so how could her partner claim to be their child´s mommy? Many diapers later, Aizley began to appreciate the complexity of her partner´s new role as the other mother. Together, they searched for stories about families like their own, in which a woman has chosen to forgo her own birth experience so that she might support her partner in hers. They found very few. Now, in »Confessions of the Other Mother«, Aizley has put together an exciting collection of personal stories by women like her partner who are creating new parenting roles, redefining motherhood, and reshaping our view of two-parent families. Contributors include Hillary Goodridge, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the case for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, stand-up comedian Judy Gold, and psychologist and author Suzanne M. Johnson.
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