Women of West TN
Vol. 5, Issue 1 | April-July 2019
“It’s a girl.”
We knew it would be. Of course, we didn’t really, but somehow, we knew. And while we both breathed a sigh of relief when the ultrasound technician told us the news (my husband because he was hoping for a daughter, me because I only had good name ideas for girls), all of a sudden, something in me shifted, and a small knot formed in my stomach.
It’s a girl. I’m a girl. I grew up in a family of girls. Girls are all I really know, and that means I know both the joy of being a girl and the unique challenges it brings. What does it even mean to be a girl?
A year later with a six-month-old snoozing a room over while I type these words, I can’t tell you the answer, and I know I’ll never be able to. All I know is that girls have something special to offer the world far beyond their ability to bear children and tendency to show us the more beautiful things in life, and when I found out the baby in my belly was destined for life in a woman’s body, my prayers multiplied. . . . Read more in the journal.
Katie Howerton, Editor-in-Chief
60 pages | perfect bound | full color
Printed in Jackson, Tennessee, at Tennessee Industrial Printing, Inc.
Launched April 12, 2019
FEATURED LOCAL FIGURES
Asanta M. Brooks
Ginger A. French
Susannah B. Lewis
Erin Rae McKaskle