This NY Times article describes one woman's experience of becoming a mother.
I felt stifled by these rigid ideas of what it meant to be a mother. The books’ goal was to turn me into a better, more useful vessel to carry my children’s needs and desires. I refused to be a vessel. I wanted to be a person.
Mothers are often seen as vessels to contain and nourish children. I never once felt like that.
By Olga Mecking
Jan. 18, 2019