There was something magical about that moment when she was separated from my body and cried loudly at the sudden rude awakening. The tug at my heart, the overwhelming rush of love and the sense of awe at seeing the tiny human being who had resided within me for 36 weeks.
Having a daughter has turned me into a feminist mother. It is the means by which I parent her. It is the enabler by which I tell her and show her that being a girl is no barrier to taking her place in the world. I am grateful that the world is a more equal place now than it was but I know I have a responsibility to bridge any gaps in the best way I can so that she can maximise her abilities and fight against sex discrimination.
|My daughter, Maelo Manning|
Happy Mother's Day to you.