Parenthood and the Gender Binary

Parenthood is a strange, rigid thing in concept. I grew and birthed a child, and suddenly people seemed to think that I would adjust and easily slip into a caretaker role for this tiny, highly dependent human. Folks. I have never been an adaptable person. I went from contemplating being a stay at home parent … Continue reading Parenthood and the Gender Binary

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Staying Sane – Motherhood and Mental Illness

I'll let you in on a little secret – I have literally no fucking idea what I'm doing. I became a mother to a human for the first time in July this year, and even though our son was well and truly planned, finding the balance has been a challenge.  I actually don't think it's much of a secret that what we see on social media is a highlight reel, and parenthood isn’t actually hugely different. My followers may only see a few smiley pictures, the colourful food, and the well made up and dressed selfies, but the truth is I spend a lot of time cultivating that image.  

Who am I?

Apparently this is the standard starting out post that most people will read just to figure out how interested they are in learning more about you, so hi! Hope you enjoy this, and if you don't you can just go away I guess. My name is Alanah, in case you hadn't got that bit from everything else on the site. I'm 21, and I live in Melbourne, Australia, and really, as far as I'm concerned, the best place in the world. I'm half an hour from basically anything I could ever want - the mountains, the beaches, and the city.