Join us for a very special conversation with Sara Bates, to discuss the new essay collection, My Caesarean (The Experiment, May 2019). C-section birth is often discussed in singular terms, but these twenty-one writers explore the many nuances of their experience.
Please call the store to reserve your seat to what is sure to be an empowering and supportive discussion. Beverages will be served. Books will be available to purchase at the event, however we encourage reserving a copy at the time of registration.
“No one talks about C-sections as surgery,” writes SooJin Pate. “They talk about it as if it’s just another way—albeit more convenient way—of giving birth.” The twenty-one essays in My Caesarean add back to the conversation the missing voices of a vast, invisible sisterhood.
Alongside their personal stories, the writers—decorated novelists, poets, and essayists—address the history of the C-section as well as its risks, social inequities, impact on the body, and psychological aftermath. My Caesarean is a heartfelt meditation, offering much-needed comfort through shared experience.
“This collection gathers the overlooked and under processed experiences of C-sections—each importantly different, each importantly the same—and prompts robust reflection. Together these voices create a much-needed community that will comfort and challenge, enlighten and affirm.”—Beth Ann Fennelly, poet laureate of Mississippi and author of Great With Child