Telling Truths

Edited by Sheena Wilson and Diana Davidson

“We carry within us stories of our mothers and grandmothers, yet for many years these stories were neither heard nor valued by society. Telling Truths: Storying Motherhood is an extraordinary new collection of creative nonfiction that demonstrates the breadth and richness of mothers stories and the importance of passing on our stories to future generations. Through these accounts of courage, love, resilience and joy, we connect to the manifold experience of motherhood and witness lives being transformed as new perspectives emerge. The identities of mothering and motherhood are constantly shifting, and so what we experience in this varied collection is a fluid and ever-changing portrait that has the astonishing power through telling and witnessing to bring us closer to understanding all that mothering is and can be.” —Lissa M. Cowan, author of Milk Fever