Human Parts
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Human Parts

This Is Us

There Is a Wrong Time to Start a Family

Including Any Time You Simply Don’t Want To

Two swings tangled together.
Photo courtesy of author.

As young as five years old, I understood without real understanding that when I grew into a woman I would someday, inevitably, become a mother.

As a little girl, I semi-regularly played the game of House with a friend who lived in the next apartment…

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Kristen Tsetsi

Kristen Tsetsi

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Author of the post-Roe v. Wade novel THE AGE OF THE CHILD. “Read it. Make your friends read it.” — Haley Boehning