Conjuring my Postpartum Anxiety
I’ll be honest with you. I’ve been avoiding this. When I started this blog, I wanted to recount my experience with PPA through a horror lens, but man, I have been writing about almost everything but PPA. Turns out, that shit was traumatic. Thinking about it is not how I want to spend my precious…
Giving Birth to Postpartum Anxiety
Sometimes something follows you home. Let me first say something to all of the pregnant, anxious, near-term moms out there who found this post while doom-scrolling. I am alive and my babies are alive. So it’s not really a horror story. More like one of those slow-burn Shirley Jackson stories I wrote about in my…
Real-life Horror: Pregnancy and Childbirth
Can we be honest about pregnancy and childbirth? It’s horrifying. In my first post, I promised (or threatened) to explore the horror of postpartum depression in the pages of this blog. But I think we need to start with square one: the horrifying miracle of birth. In my day job, I teach fiction to undergraduates…
Blogging in 2022
My 10-year-old is drawn to horror too, so I am trying to figure out what will be ok to share with her and what will send her straight into the therapist’s chair for years to come.