The natural mother of the child [electronic resource] : a memoir of nonbinary parenthood
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The natural mother of the child [electronic resource] : a memoir of nonbinary parenthood

By Malcolm Belc, Krys.
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Genre Electronic books.

ISBN 9781640094390

Bib Id 2514322

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9781640094390 (electronic bk)
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The natural mother of the child [electronic resource] : a memoir of nonbinary parenthood
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Krys Malcolm Belc's visual memoir-in-essays explores how the experience of gestational parenthood-conceiving, birthing, and breastfeeding his son Samson-eventually clarified his gender identity. Krys Malcolm Belc has thought a lot about the interplay between parenthood and gender. As a nonbinary, transmasculine parent, giving birth to his son Samson clarified his gender identity. And yet, when his partner, Anna, adopted Samson, the legal documents listed Belc as "the natural mother of the child." By considering how the experiences contained under the umbrella of "motherhood" don't fully align with Belc's own experience, The Natural Mother of the Child journeys both toward and through common perceptions of what it means to have a body and how that body can influence the perception of a family. With this visual memoir in essays, Belc has created a new kind of life record, one that engages directly with the documentation often thought to constitute a record of one's life-childhood photos, birth certificates-and addresses his deep ambivalence about the "before" and "after" so prevalent in trans stories, which feels apart from his own experience. The Natural Mother of the Child is the story of a person moving past societal expectations to take control of his own narrative, with prose that delights in the intimate dailiness of family life and explores how much we can ever really know when we enter into parenting.
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