Vela has an amazing essay by a mother of a child with a rare chromosomal deletion. Put aside all your expectations about what this article will be like: it is about the hopes and reality of having a child, but it’s also about so much more.
It’s an insightful commentary on the social expectations foisted upon pregnant women.
It’s about the clash of folk understanding of wellness and the reality of genetic disorders.
It’s about being with your child as they develop in ways that are surprising and sometimes troubling and finding an alternative beauty in parenthood.
Link to Vela article SuperBabies Don’t Cry.