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  • Emily Gastineau updated the Article My Mother and I
    “Mother and Child II” by Graham Crumb is reproduced under Creative Commons 3.0. I was 20 years young when the one year death anniversary of my Uncle Yahya came. That night, my mother and I got into a huge argument. I learned years before, after my grandma passed and every relative after her, that grief brings my mother closer to religion and farther away from me. Her fear of death has forced her to have so many expectations about how to act, how to practice, and prepare for a world where she…