The first time I met Kay Michael we had a conversation about whether to avoid motherhood in the context of environmental, societal and economic collapse. It was just a week after the launch of Letters to the Earth, which Kay co-edited. The book was the result of the eponymous campaign that Kay and three other women – Anna Hope, Jo McInnes and Naomi Wirthner – had called into being as part of their work with Extinction Rebellion in 2019. Interestingly, our conversation revolved around motherhood again two months later, during this interview – but this time motherhood had become an act of sacred ...


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