- "Motherhood is the toughest job." This script diminishes the work of non-moms and pressures moms to make parenting their full-time gig.
- "It'll be different with your own." This script underestimates the love of nonbiological kin and pushes unfair expectations onto nuclear families.
- "Family is the greatest legacy." This script turns children into the ultimate sign of a woman's worth and discounts the quieter ways we leave our mark. With candor and verve, Someone Other Than a Mother tears up the shaming social scripts that are bad for moms and non-moms alike and rewrites the story of a life well-lived, one in which purpose is bigger than body parts, identity is fuller than offspring, and legacy is so much more than DNA.
Author: Erin S. Lane
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 7.90h x 5.40w x 1.00d
About the Author
Erin S. Lane is a theologian and author of Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe. She earned a master's of theological studies with a focus on gender studies from Duke University and is a vocational retreat facilitator alongside Parker J. Palmer at the Center for Courage & Renewal. She resides with her improbable kin in Raleigh, North Carolina.