I’ll be a mother someday, I said
He said, You’ll need a man for that.
I didn’t say I wanted to be pregnant.
I said I wanted to be a mother.
You don’t need anybody but a child for that.
Update: 22 Sep 2023 – I wrote this post when I was much younger and knew far less about gender and feminism. I listened to this podcast today and I feel proud of younger me for that clarity on motherhood, even if I didn’t have words to express it.