What Being an “Other Mother” is Teaching Me

My four-year relationship with my boyfriend has brought me many benefits, chief among them the befriending of his son. I never wanted kids of my own, mainly because it would have meant giving up my selfish, slutty ways. But when I met this kid — called W for the sake of this writing — I knew immediately that I’d have to step up my game.

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Kara B. Imle

Memoirist, poet, shamanic practitioner currently residing on Turtle Island.