Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Women's Health
Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement
This short essay explores the intersection between the gender binary system that exists in our society and the social institution of motherhood. It offers a short reflection on how an unwarranted, yet internalized sense of binary gender ideals has played out in my life, followed by a brief summary of existing research examining the effects of the binary ideologies and cultural contradictions revolving motherhood. It is the first of a series of portfolio posts which aim to expose the nuances in the lived experience of idealized motherhood.
Augustana Digital Commons Citation
Melo, Valeria Denise. "Gender and Sexuality Portfolio Post One: An Introduction to the Special Interest Topic of Motherhood" (2018). Audre Lorde Writing Prize.