Exhale: As Mother’s Day Approaches, Fresh Literary Magazine Brings Creative Voice to a Different Kind of Motherhood
April 26th, 2009: Mother’s Day, a festive and celebratory time for some, is a perplexing and sometimes emotional day for the hundreds of thousands of American women who have experienced miscarriage and stillbirth. Many grapple with the lingering question of motherhood: what it means to be a mom, and how one celebrates motherhood when one has lost a pregnancy or infant. Women now have a unique space of their own for creative exploration of such questions: Exhale, a groundbreaking online literary magazine.
Exhale, launched by Seattle-area writer and college English instructor Monica LeMoine, explores the rich array of perspectives and emotions associated with “losing a baby, or not being able to make one in the first place,” as suggested in the magazine’s subtitle. Each monthly issue showcases a compelling mélange of vivid, sometimes humorous personal essays, poetry, art, and book-and-blog reviews culled from a core group of columnists and outside contributors.
“Exhale highlights the less-than-obvious aspects of discovering that having kids isn’t always easy,” says LeMoine, who founded the e-magazine in late 2008.
For more information about Exhale, visit www.exhalezine.com, or contact Monica LeMoine, Founder/Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.