Erin E. Bell is a brave woman. She’s a mother, wife, writer, and Part-time faculty member and current Humanities Center Fellow at Wayne State University. Braver still, she has graciously allowed me to use her as my first parent interview. I couldn’t ask for a better volunteer.
I knew Erin in college. We were part of a small community at Oakland University made up of a handful of artist/non-conformist (or ’90s term “alternative”) types. I liked Erin because she was smart and philosophical, and I related to her because she was a bit jaded like me. She was and perhaps still does a great impression of Courtney Love. It was great catching up with her and seeing how parenthood has altered the course of her life… (read more)