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A quasi-academic look at Feminism, politics & race relations through the lens of a 20-something year old Nigerian American who was born & raised up in the (still) segregated south but has relocated to the "liberal" yet historic & traditional north.
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Staceyann Chin - super awesome spoken word artist - is pregnant. And is blogging her experiences. 

Suddenly, writing a memoir, traveling to South Africa for the summer, being on Broadway or drinking red wine from the navel of one gorgeous, feminist lesbian after another didn’t seem all that meaningful anymore. I wanted to experience another kind of love. I was ready for a baby.

My friends who had babies talked about how amazing it was to be a mother, how it changed them, how it was simultaneously the most terrifying and the most rewarding relationship they had ever had. Having never had a relationship with my mother, I had no first-hand knowledge of what they were talking about. I only knew that I wanted to experience it. Against every instinct and every bit of advice I was given by the wise old women in my past, I decided that I was going to get pregnant without having a partner.

I personally think this is really interesting - because of all the factors going into this. A feminist lesbian single mother of color? I feel like her voice and experiences are a much needed break from the normative script of “motherhood” that America markets as a very heteronormative, white institution of tradition. How will her experience push against or re-write normative notions of pregnancy?

lol i’m acting like she’s the first single lesbian expectant mother who’s ever existed. But I do feel like Staceyann Chin is already an influential and prolific voice when it comes to combining feminism, self expression & teaching - I just feel like following her as she documents these experiences could be a very interesting learning experience for all of us. I’m just a nerd that loves tracking people and following their personal and intellectual growth as they go through experiences in life… haha

But yeah - does anyone have thoughts about this? Am I just being a big nerd fangirl who’s just kinda obsessed?

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  4. lady-banner answered: I have no meaningful thoughts; “AAAH YAY!!!” was my response when I saw the name Staceyann Chin on my feed :D. She’s amazing, I love her lots
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  7. the-blackwoods answered: This is great! More people like her should receive more positive notority - parenting doesn’t require a set of “traditional” characteristics.
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    I’m so thrilled for her. This story is beautiful and hilarious, and as I adore her, I hope she’ll say more about her...
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  10. bohemianwaif answered: a woman’s sexual orientation has nothing to do with her desire to have a child.
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