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Art and Motherhood

There have been a bunch of recent articles quoting the very famous Marina Abramović declaring motherhood would have been a detriment to her art. And then, obviously, the internet went into a hoopla. A. HOOPLA. As someone who is a woman, is an artist (albeit significantly less famous) and is a mother, I thought I'd chime in. I don't condemn Abramović for her general thoughts on motherhood. It's true, being a mother is a lot of work and does require an enormous amount of energy. And for a while, when my daughter was a newborn, it was impossible to get anything done. IMPOSSIBLE*. And it's also true that having kids changes your priorities. If I had to choose between being an...

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