In this special edition of The Personal Element, we rebroadcast an episode of Lesley University’s Why We Write podcast. Christine and Tavi talk about their writing lives as well as dig into Cindy House’s essay “Urgent Care” from her acclaimed memoir/essay collection Mother Noise. They are joined by host Georgia Sparling to dissect this fabulous essay on mothering and regret encapsulated in a visit to an emergency room. With incredibly crisp, economical language, Cindy House helps readers reflect on their own understanding of comparison to others and shame.
Listen to the original broadcast or check out other excellent episodes of Why We Write here: