TCC Reads: The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

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Gwendolyn Brooks

“Believe me, I knew you, though faintly.”

I grew up on the Pulitzer Prize Winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Her poems are beautiful, haunting, sometimes funny, and spare. Listen to her read her poem “The Mother” about the pain of abortion.¬†We can do better for women and children than 900,000 abortion in the U.S. annually, 18,000 of which are third trimester. We need to better support parents and families, with universal healthcare and paid maternity leave, especially as we are awaiting the birth of a newborn king. Listen here: