TheGirlsWhoWentAway

I haven’t cried reading a book in a long time and this one makes me bawl every time i open it. #thegirlswhowentaway #genderequality

i’ve been choosing to get lost in books over getting lost in social settings and i have to say i don’t regret it. here’s to my 6th book this month, #thegirlswhowentaway by #annfessler // #bookstagram #currentlyreading #whatimreading #homebody #happylife #nonfiction #bookish #bookworm

Recently read 📚 • Red Clocks – Leni Zumas 3/5 • The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade – Ann Fessler 4/5 • The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World – Michelle Goldberg 4/5 • Cecilia – Frances Burney 5/5 • The Female Persuasion – Meg Wolitzer 4/5 #book #books #bookish #bookworm #booknerd #booklover #bibliophile #read #reads #reader #reading #readabook #charityreads #RedClocks #LeniZumas #TheGirlsWhoWentAway #AnnFessler #TheMeansofReproduction #MichelleGoldberg #Cecilia #FrancesBurney #TheFemalePersuasion #MegWolitzer #literature #feminism #recentlyread #bookstagram

Omg... Severely triggered by this section of #thegirlswhowentaway my mother wore one of those girdles.... It caused a deformity in my right foot. My toes were touching my shin. When I was a brand new baby they had to break my foot and put a cast on. 😖 And my hips... I can pop them out at will.... You aren't supposed to be able to do that. And some days they hurt real bad. 😖 I had no idea this was common practice. I wonder if anyone else was affected by that? #bookexcerpt

Just got this from the #library yesterday. #thegirlswhowentaway excited to read it.

New read! I've been waiting forever to get my hands on this book! Fascinating and heartbreaking read "The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade" #thegirlswhowentaway #hiddenhistory #nonfiction #roevwade #americanlit #americanhistory #annefessler #adoptiontales #sexeducation #womenshistory #femalewriters #newread #ilikebigbooks #supportlibraries #supportpubliclibraries #libraryaddict #bookaddict

This. Book. THIS BOOK. Everyone should be reading this book. Nothing better explains the social climate for women in the 1950s to early 70s than this book. Not only does it explain an important part of US history through both first person narrative and detailed research, but it successfully conveys the history behind women’s silence towards traumatic events. It’s an incredible piece of nonfiction that I think is integral to women’s studies. The events described in this are such recent history, and it helps answer the socially topical question to why those of us who have experienced sexual assault don’t speak up - women’s silence and obedience is socialized from a young age, and is born from outdated beliefs and behaviors that society has held since the 1950s/earlier. It also shows how experiences can be both fiercely personal, and shockingly communal. You can’t understand the present without looking at the past, and this book is a revelation. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 #getlitbookclub #thegirlswhowentaway #annfessler #nonfiction #womensstudies #history #historybook #adoption #book #bookish #bookworm #reading #feministbooks #feministbookclub #feminism #bibliophile #booklover #bookclub #belletrist #cygbooks #oursharedshelf #belletristbabe #igreads #feministreads #bookreccomendation

Day 16 #30dayphotochallenge #agoodhabit My #habit (aka #addiction ) is #reading Every night before bed I try to #read at least a chapter or 2. These are the #books I am currently reading. I have a tiny #nightstand and it is normally over run with books #faithhealerofoliveavenue #thesympathizer #thegirlswhowentaway #photo #photography #eugeneoregon #Eugene #readmorebooks #ireadandiknowthings

Taking my time to get through those heavy topics. It is really a must read! Ann Fessler's work: photography, Installation art, documentaries are so inspiring and encouraging. #NoMotherNoChild #annfessler #thegirlswhowentaway #adoptionfeeling #adoptionhood #adoption #internationaladoption #motherhood #mother #child #motherlove #grief #loss #feminism #women #womensrights #adoptionart #art #installationart

I am reading Ann Fessler's "The Girls Who Went Away" to get me started with my project #NoMotherNoChild. She tells the stories of mothers of adootionloss from their own unique and personal expiriences. And she also offers background information and facts about the adoption expiriences from the view point of the surrending mothers between the 1945 to 1973 in te USA. After 10 years of reading anything what comes to me about adoption that is really a must read! #NoMotherNoChild #thegirlswhowentaway #annfessler #adoption #adoptivehood #adoptionfeeling #naturalmothers #birthmothers #adoptionfeeling #adoptees #feminism #women #pregnancy #kickstarter #children #loss #grief #love #motherlove

No beach or poolside reading for me. But this is what I have been reading this summer. Finding a red pen for proofing/editing a friend's new novel was not easy, since I haven't done that kind of "reading" in years. If you never read my "Winners" (January 29, 2017) blogpost on my Wetcreek Blog, maybe you should do that now. It explains my book choice for the two books pictured here. #surrender #womenwhosurrenderedchildren #mystory #beforeroevswade #adoption #thehandmaidstale #margaretatwood #summerreading #proofreading #editing #vintagemagnifyingglass #asthecrowflies #thegirlswhowentaway

I was born in Henderson, NV on Nov 9, 1965. I was born in Rose Dr Lima hospital as it was the Catholic hospital and my delivery was assisted by Nuns. My first mother had chosen adoption for me and was using Catholic Charities as the adoption agency. In my research about adoption, I learned about "the doors." When the baby was delivered, after pregnancy, labor and delivery, the newly born infant was taken out one door, and the mother out a different door. Mother's were only allowed to know the baby's gender and not hold or see their baby. On Feb 1, 2017, my first mother confirmed that this was true. She had 5 boys in foster care and delivered a girl she would never see. #adultadoptee #adopted #adoptionreunion #thegirlswhowentaway #nevadaadoptee #catholic #2doors #blessed #godisincontrol

Such a dreary morning today! On the bright side I'm heading to a food truck festival later which should be really fun! #currentlyreading #bookandtea #thegirlswhowentaway

About to start this and I'm so excited. I've wanted to read it forever! #annfessler #thegirlswhowentaway #currentlyreading