With Torn, Samantha Walravens offers a diverse collection of voices making a valuable contribution to our ongoing discussion about trying to maintain a career while raising a family. These writers are sometimes rueful and sometimes quite raw, but always compellingly honest. They insist we set aside guilt and judgment and instead listen to their truths – complicated and difficult as they are – in the hope that someday our children will feel less torn.
Samantha Parent Walravens
Editor-in-Chief, Literary Mama
co-editor, Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life