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TMM interviews Jennifer Gilbert: entrepreneur, mother, and the author of a gripping new book about the events you plan... and the events that happen.

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I turned on the TV with mixed feelings. I mean, of course I was going to watch the new PBS American Experience documentary on Emma Goldman. Its just that I feel wary when the story of one of my heroes is told by someone outside of my community. How...

At 19, I read Adrienne Rich as she struggled to put into words the isolation and terror of being the solo parent of small children all day. I saw her essays as the record of a historical moment, the cusp of change between an era of rigid gender roles and frustrated housewives, and my own time of working mothers and...

May 26, 1948- July 2, 2009
 
There's a kaleidoscope in the conservatory where I've stopped with my daughters. There's a circular bed of sand with sticks and rocks, and above, the lenses and mirrors. We shift the sand around and look, and each time the picture is different. If you look deep...

I've been thinking about my parents. Namely, if they ever talked about how big of a deal it would be to have a biracial child. I'm guessing they didn't, that they just wanted to have a child together. But sometimes I try to think about what knowledge, if any, they could have given me to go through life as a mixed-race child...

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