I think it is our way to try and show a connection to what we are about to say.

In some circumstances I think it is entirely necessary and relevant. Such as, I think you commented recently to one of my pieces saying "As a psychologist I am trying to figure out how to do a case study about this". That is so relevant.

Similarly, plenty of scenarios merit the "as a mother/parent" prefix, but many many don't. Such as the examples I gave.

I really hope I haven't alienated my parent readers, as I tried hard not for this to sound like an attack on parents, as that was absolutely not my intention. But I also wanted to get this point across. I do alot of work advocating for the childfree and the childless. Addressing our language, narrative and the pronatlism in the world is part of this.

Thank you for reading Jill :-)

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