I read once, while researching theological responses to infertility, that women who have suffered miscarriages experience their living bodies as places of death, as if there were tombs inside their bodies. By extension, an infertile woman could experience her body as a place of primordial chaos, of uncreation, of emptiness. Like the world prior to creation, my … More Chaos on the Inside: Creation and Infertility.
As a woman dealing with infertility, I have a strained relationship to my body – it deviates from what I want it to do; without my permission, it has changed the course of my life. In what sense is my body “me” in this state of affairs? I think women often disassociate from their bodies … More Am I my body? The importance of materiality: