The Other Mother – Jen Brister


RHYBUDD: Mae’r llyfr yma yn cynnwys portreadau o ddefnydd alcohol, beichiogrwydd, homoffobia a rhywiaeth.

Ysgrifennir digrifwr Jen Brister am ei phrofiad o fod yn y fam arall, y fam na roddodd genedigaeth i’w phlant (maent yn lesbiaidd ac mewn perthynas gyda rhywun o’r un rhyw).

CONTENT WARNING: This books contains descriptions of alcohol use, homophobia, sexism and pregnancy.

I’m Jen Brister: stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent, and mum. But not that mum – I’m the other one.

Confused? Two years ago, my partner (a woman – we’re not solicitors) gave birth to twins. (I know! Believe me, I’m still reeling myself.) Like every new parent, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. Add ‘gay’ and ‘non-biological’ to the mix and what do you get? Not a weird box of detergent, but a panicked beige lesbian desperately googling, ‘Will my babies love me?’ at 3 a.m.

A very funny, very honest look at parenting life, from IVF awfulness to crying over the pages of sleep training manuals. This is a book for any parent who feels they don’t fit the mould of a traditional family.

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