The fantasy of maternal autonomy and the disabled mother

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Abstract

What does it mean to choose to become a mother who cannot parent independently? What is it like to grapple with motherhood when one has a disability, in a culture which increasingly valorises maternal autonomy and choice? In this brief essay, I want to emphasise some of the ways in which maternal scholarship has helped me to navigate and make sense of my lived experience of disabled motherhood.
Original languageEnglish
Article number13
JournalStudies in the Maternal
Volume13
Issue number1
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Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2020

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