“It feels a bit like drowning”: Expectations and Experiences of Motherhood during COVID-19
Keywords:motherhood; COVID; matricentric feminism; gender roles; pandemic
What is the impact of bringing unrealistic and overwhelming conditions of motherhood into the context of a global pandemic? This article aims to explore the impacts of maternal expectations and experiences in the time of COVID-19. Through first person accounts of eighty self-identified mothers parenting through COVID, we aim to explore good mother myths, feelings of failure, and the paradoxical freedoms that occur under pandemic time.
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