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Portrait of Monica Dux

Motherhood has always been a defining feature of womanhood, but it’s arguable that in the past century it has been raised to new heights of hyper-identity.

Portrait of Elizabeth Gilbert

In the end, it seems to me that forgiveness may be the only realistic antidote we are offered in love, to combat the inescapable disappointments of intimacy.

Elizabeth Gilbert, in Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Portrait of Richard Flanagan

Within every human breast, there exists the universe. And contained within each of us is infinite love, and the most murderous impulses. [...] Surely, that's the point: that we're capable of both things.

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