In this episode, Dr. Mary Treyz and UNF psychology student Lissa Roche interview Dr. Danielle LaSusa, who earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy at Temple University with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. Lissa and Dr. LaSusa experienced PPMDS (postpartum mood disorders), and we discuss these searing events and the often confounding period of matrescence (think adolescence), a term coined in the 70s by Dana Raphael to describe the liminal stage between pregnancy and motherhood.
This episode discusses Dr. LaSusa’s work:
- ”Death was a Theory Until I Became a Mother,” a short essay in the New York Times
- “White Noise,” a personal essay in Literary Mama
- “Second Breath” is a piece of flash (very short) non-fiction
- A public lecture on “The Existential Crisis of Parenthood.“
Dr. LaSusa awaits at: