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Brittany Rogers (she/her/hers) reads her poem, "In Response to Baby Girl Asking Me If It Hurts to Give Birth."

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Hi, my name is Brittany Rogers, I'm a poet,  editor, and educator, and today I'm going   to be reading for you my poem, In Response to  Baby Girl Asking Me If It Hurts to Give Birth."   I wrote this poem when I was a very new mother and  I was doing a lot of meditating on the types of   pain that are acceptable or unacceptable to  talk about and thinking very much about the   secrecy surrounding motherhood and how much of it  is expected, um, to be this sacrificial secretive thing