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The Resource The natural mother of the child : a memoir of nonbinary parenthood, Krys Malcolm Belc

The natural mother of the child : a memoir of nonbinary parenthood, Krys Malcolm Belc

Label
The natural mother of the child : a memoir of nonbinary parenthood
Title
The natural mother of the child
Title remainder
a memoir of nonbinary parenthood
Statement of responsibility
Krys Malcolm Belc
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Essentially this book is a heavily visual memoir-in-essays that explores how the experience of gestational parenthood-conceiving, birthing, and breastfeeding my son Samson-eventually clarified my gender identity and allowed me to project a different more masculine self. Ruminating on how the experiences contained under the umbrella of "motherhood" don't fully describe my experience amplifies the outsiderness the speaker, who is almost always addressing a cis "you," sometimes his mother, sometimes strangers, mostly his cis female partner. Instead of using a straight narrative, the book circles around this concept of motherhood and of my relationship to it. The book is also an archive of my queerness, of childhood photos of me smiling impossibly wide, of my original birth certificate and the legal documents surrounding Samson's adoption. It's a direct engagement with the documentation we think constitutes a record of one's life. The book ends on an exploration of how much we can really know when we enter into parenting a person, and of my ambivalence about the "before" and "after" that is so prevalent in trans stories and that feels so outside my experience as a nonbinary transmasculine person"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malcolm Belc, Krys
Dewey number
306.874/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.M328 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motherhood
  • Surrogate mothers
  • Adoption
  • Parenthood
  • Gender-nonconforming people
  • Transgender parents
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The natural mother of the child : a memoir of nonbinary parenthood, Krys Malcolm Belc
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-287)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1150876093
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781640094383
Lccn
2020016501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1150876093
Label
The natural mother of the child : a memoir of nonbinary parenthood, Krys Malcolm Belc
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-287)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1150876093
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781640094383
Lccn
2020016501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1150876093

Library Locations

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