“Maybe we’re finally realizing that not having a matriarchy means that nobody has ever really had a mother, a whole full-functioning human being.” – Sophia Shalmiyev
Sophia Shalmiyev emigrated from Leningrad to America in 1990. She is a feminist writer and painter living in Portland with her two children. Shalmiyev’s work has appeared in Literary Hub, Guernica, Electric Lit, Vela, The Rumpus, Portland Review and other publications. Mother Winter (Simon & Schuster, 2019) is her first book.
Sophia’s book recommendation: Without Protection by Gala Mukomolova
Also mentioned: Nastashia Minto’s interview on Feminist Book Club: The Podcast
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