I am reblogging this post by Sarada in my new series of ‘A Reblog Offer!’
I’m becoming obsessed by this theme right now. I wake in the early dawn and try to figure it out: what is the best way to live if you have an all-consuming talent? I am not content with the traditional models of ‘selfish genius’ which dictate that in order to follow your inner voice you have to ignore everything – and more crucially everyone – else. This is what male writers have traditionally done; and recently women are going there too: there’s a whole plethora of articles exhorting women writers to be selfish, to put themselves first, to ignore the children and carve out writing time.
Now, this needs a little deconstruction in the context of households where women have traditionally put themselves last. We were conditioned to ignore our own needs, or at best put them on the back burner. When everyone else’s needs have been satisfied, then…
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