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Diary of a mothering worker. March 3, 2015.

Originally posted on grrlscene:
Post 182. At one primary school, the friendly teacher interviewing Ziya looked up from reading her form when, under religion, I listed ‘none’. ‘None?’ she clarified incredulously, examining me anew, like I was a zaboca that beguiled with firm, green potential, only to appear blackened when cut open. Inside I chuckled,…

Diary of a mothering worker. August 28, 2013

Originally posted on grrlscene:
Post 115. Ziya is two, but she’s clear about sex, her body and reproduction. That gives her a language to ask questions, assess knowledge, think about herself, identify her rights and break silences around all too common phenomena such as child sexual abuse. If you ask her how babies are made,…