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Bump & Baby Commentary Healthy Mommy

The heroic, depressed Jamaican mothers who abandon their babies

“This isn’t the ‘baby blues’ that her doctor told her to expect in the weeks following childbirth. The doctor said those would go away after a few days. But this isn’t going away. This is deeper. Darker. Mild annoyance is quickly growing into thoughts of slamming the cot into the wall for the baby to shut the hell up, which, in turn, grows into an overwhelming sense of guilt for having such dark thoughts about her own child. “

Poems Village Voices

To My Beautiful Human with Autism

April is not only Autism Awareness Month, bu it’s Poetry Month as well. It’s only fitting, then, that our very first Village Voice honours both occasions. Bomb Jamaican mom Lasine Matthews, whose three-year-old son Liam Ford is on the spectrum, shares a poem that she wrote to her little human with Autism. We think it’s pretty awesome.