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Motherhood
Images of motherhood have inspired beautiful pieces of art, both across cultures and throughout time. The entries we received on this topic are no less filled with wonder. But young women today are also thinking about some new and interesting questions with respect to topic of childbearing.

Ali Smith, from the USA, writes that choosing whether or not to become a parent is one of the most important decisions a young woman will ever make. Does one choose to become a mother? Or is the notion of choice about childbearing a luxury only accorded to people of a certain socioeconomic status?

Jamie Koebel, a Native Canadian woman, talks about the Cree baby-naming rituals she performed in the setting of a modern, ascetic hospital—in the hopes of keeping cultural traditions alive for her family. In today’s times, how can mothers effectively pass down cultural heritage to their children -- or should they?

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Stories found relating to Motherhood: (13)
"Bellydancers" by Jaime Koebel
Canada
"Mother with Child" by Sui Shuxia
China
"New Colonies" by Swarupa Shah
India
"Mother" by Anna Wiśniewska
Poland
"Lack of Significant Difference" by Jessica Loseby
United Kingdom
"Expecting (from The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt)" by Rebecca Walker
United States
"Swiggy" by Ali Smith
United States
"Hope" by Andrea Chung
United States
"Lily Pads" by Christine Luksza-Paravicini
United States
"Now" by Achinoam Nini
Israel
"Mamalas" by Valentina Campos
Bolivia
"Momma Love" by Ali Smith
United States
"Beautiful Bellies" by Christine Luksza-Paravicini
United States
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