One of my original intentions for this blog was to explore single parenthood. My focus of late has been political resistance, but since the personal is political (now as much as ever), I’ve been returning to my roots, so to speak, in writing I don’t share here as often as I used to. Parenting and writing and working, plus balancing it all, along with relationships and learning to trust again after so much personal turmoil–these topics continue to demand my creative attention.
I regularly read lots of blogs, including The Relationship Blogger, where my friend Raymond brings prolific thoughtfulness to human connections of all kinds. We were talking one day about solo parents–how I am one, and how he was raised by one. I remember asking him whether he thought a strong woman would make her son love or hate strong women, because of course I worry about such things. He told me a little about his experience, and I told him a little about mine; and from that common ground, we decided to write guests posts for each other’s spaces.
Enjoy Raymond’s post: Continue reading