On the choices of being a woman

Pragya Agarwal
AUD $34.99

Part memoir and reflective analysis, Pragya Agarwal examines motherhood and fertility and how it shapes all our lives.

In a world where women have more choices than ever, society nevertheless continues to exert the stigma and pressures of less enlightened times when it comes to childbirth, defining women by whether they embrace or reject motherhood, and whether they can have children or not.

Dr Pragya Agarwal uses her own varied experiences and choices around motherhood to examine the broader societal and scientific factors that drive how we think and talk about this issue - including education, economic status, feminism, race and more.

Extremely open in its honesty and meticulously researched, (M)otherhood makes a powerful argument for the need to tackle society's obsession with women's bodies and fertility - and urgently.

'Brilliant, brave, beautiful … such an inspiring book' - Elif Shafak

'Intimate and insightful, Pragya Agarwal expands the meaning of the word motherhood in this brilliant book. This is urgent, essential reading for everyone.' - Avni Doshi

Author bio:

Dr Pragya Agarwal is a behavioural and data scientist. After her PhD from the University of Nottingham, she was a senior academic in US and UK universities for over twelve years and held the prestigious Leverhulme Fellowship. As well as numerous research papers, she is the author of Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias and Wish We Knew What to Say: Talking with Children about Race. A passionate campaigner for racial and gender equality, Pragya is a two-time TEDx speaker, a TEDx Women organiser and the founder of a research think-tank 'The 50 Percent Project'. As a freelance journalist, she writes regularly for the Guardian, Prospect, Forbes, Huffington Post, BBC Science Focus, Scientific American and New Scientist amongst others. In 2018, Pragya was the winner of the Diverse Wisdom Writing award from Hay House Publishing and was named as one of the 100 influential women in social enterprise in the UK, and one of 50 people creating change in the UK-India corridor.

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Category: Self-help & practical
ISBN: 9781838853167
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate Trade
Pub Date: September 2021
Page Extent: 384
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Self-help & personal development