ABOUT THE BOOK
Currently being taught in university women’s studies programs, Modern Mothering is considered “an empowering resource for mothers and daughters everywhere" by Publishers Weekly, and "a fascinating and empowering text for women of all ages" by Kirkus Review. In addition to continuing to collect stories from women, she has also gone on to hear the experiences of hundreds of girls. In 2014 she spoke at the United Nations as the U.S. expert on girls’ sexual development and its relation to their overall confidence, participating with co-panelists from WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. McFadden has an MSW from Columbia University and postgraduate training in psychoanalysis, is a faculty member, training analyst, and clinical supervisor at the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology, and consultant at the Spence School in Manhattan. Her research has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Detroit Free Press, NewYorkMag.com, and CNN.com. For more information visit joycemcfadden.com.
ABOUT JOYCE MCFADDEN
Joyce McFadden is a psychoanalyst with a general practice treating issues related to depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationships, work, and fertility/reproductive matters. In addition to her general practice, she is also author of Modern Mothering: What Daughters Say They Need from Their Mothers Regarding Sexual Development and Its Impact on Their Self Worth. Based on her study of 450 women, in which women could talk about whatever was important to them, it was the women of her study who determined the book’s topic: how girls learn about sexuality from their mothers.
ABOUT LILY HERMAN
Lily Herman is a contributing editor at Refinery29, where she writes about the intersection of politics, feminism, identity, and more. She's also the editor at Chairman Mom, a platform dedicated to redefining working motherhood, and she serves as the Koeppel Fellow in Journalism at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. You can check out her personal website and find her perpetually on Twitter.
Modern Mothering is based on psychoanalyst Joyce McFadden's unprecedented study of 450 women, in which women could talk about whatever was important to them, and it was the women of her study who determined this book's topic: how girls learn about sexuality from their mothers.