With searing honesty and ferocious wit, noted poet and mental health advocate Robins illuminates the brutal internal and external pressures to bear children; and the courage, self-awareness, love — and pain — required to remain child-free.
And just when her words become near-unbearable, she throws in a sly and hilarious poem about cats. Priceless.
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TALE OF LOVE, CHAOS, FEMINISM, AND KITTIES!!!
In a world full of entitled creatures who call themselves people, T. Gondii provides a respite in the form of a cardboard box for us childfree cat lovers to puddle together with scraggly hairs intertwined in our purrfect world.
(SHE) TAKES THE SPINSTER CAT LADY TROPE AND UNPACKS IT,
revealing someone who loves and hurts deeply, living with a lifetime of mental illness. Slowly she reveals the fear of passing it onto others, while her cats, real or not, roll out of her pen and into our laps offering comfort for our own insecurities.
NINA BELÉN ROBINS CAPTURES A SUBJECT THAT IS OFTEN UNEXPLORED IN THE WRITTEN WORLD —
the idea that women will go against their nature and choose not to procreate. Her poetry speaks to the societal pressures, but more poignantly to the idea that it is not so much a lack of desire to be a mother, but a strong mothering instinct that has led her to protect her unborn children from the pain of the mental illness she has endured.