Original title: Les acrobaties domestiques
“Feminist motherhood is tough. The woman who gives birth is a complete human being with needs, worries and discomforts.”
A wholly feminist reflection rooted in the here-and-now of a mother’s reality. Written in a language that is candid, fluid and accessible, the text will touch hearts, prompt smiles, disturb and spur reflection.
The author is a top-level acrobat who travels the world with a thousand projects in her head. And then one day, she becomes a mother.
Opening herself to what she sees at first as “a calling, a vocation chosen of free will,” she will soon measure the impact of her children—a boy, followed by boy-girl twins—on her body, her career, her marriage and the relationship she has with a society that likes to think it provides excellent support for families.
Using humour and tenderness to soften the critique, the author opens deeply personal reflections that act as a mirror, inviting the reader to consider their role in what should be the most beautiful of adventures: giving life.
In these narratives that are at times raw and shocking, the author spares no one—not herself, not her partner and certainly not society.
A writing born out of a desire to encourage collective reflection and open dialogue.