- Performing perspectives on the future -
THE FUTURE AS A WOMAN AND MOTHER
The discussions with the participants about the future also uncover specific expectations towards their womanhood and motherhood. The participants experience that it is expected to have children as a woman. At the same time, some participants experienced that mothers in recovery are scrutinized. Additionally, some of our participants are afraid to become a mother out of fear for failure or that it would be too much to handle in relation to their own lives. For some this feels as an impossible position to be in. In other words, women have to burden and work through these ambiguous expectations in relation to their womanhood and motherhood.