Waiting in the Wings: Portrait of a Queer Motherhood
In a series of journal entries--some original passages, others revisited and expanded in retrospect--Cherri Moraga details her experiences with pregnancy, birth, and the early years of lesbian parenting.
With the premature birth of her son--when HIV-related mortality rates were at their highest--Moraga, a new mother at 40-years-old, was forced to confront the fragile volatility of life and death; in these recorded dreams and reflections, her terror and resilience are made palpable. The particular challenges of queer parenting prove transformative as Moraga navigates her intersecting roles as mother, child, lover, friend, artist, activist, and more.
With an updated introduction and other additions, including an afterword by Rafael Angel Moraga, this revised 25th anniversary edition of Waiting in the Wings is thoughtful and emotive, with prose that is sharp and beautifully written, from the voice of a beloved and incomparable writer.