If you live near Lunenburg, Massachusetts, in northern Worcester County, you might have seen us at the puppet show: a greying, self-conscious woman and her giggly adult child. About once a month, when the Drawbridge Puppet Theater changes its show – from Jack and the Beanstalk to The Frog Prince t…
Randy and Mummy at the Drawbridge
‘When I think of menopause I don’t think of hot flashes; I am not here to talk about hot flashes.’ Mary Ruefle on menopause.
Urvashi Butalia on the life of transgender Mona Ahmed and her search for a feminine identity.
The Weak Spot
‘Murder class was the new thing, but of course they didn’t call it that. They called it Specialised Life Skills for Girls.’ – Sophie Mackintosh
woman is a construct
‘woman is basically meant / to be a residential complex’ – A poem by Angélica Freitas, translated from the Portuguese by Hilary Kaplan.
Rachel Cusk on motherhood, marriage and separation.
Sweet William: A Memoir of Old Horse, by John Hawkes | Best Book of 1993
‘Plunged inside the skin of the horse, I felt his sensory burdens, sufferings and fears: his keen sensitivity to sound, smell and touch (even the weight of a saddle)’
‘I looked back and there was something wrong about his hand – how it cupped her bottom, how it probed.’