"I so badly wanted to be that, 'Afro, Mother Earth, breastfeeding in public' mom, you know? But breastfeeding was like an additional form of labor for me. It was so painful—I asked them to double check that she wasn't born with teeth."
"I remember crying and wondering if having a baby was a mistake,” she says. “I was sad, anxious, and exhausted. Being a therapist myself, I thought I would not be so rocked emotionally by having a baby — I was wrong.”