Becoming a mother is supposed to be a joyous time. But when Amani was 5 months pregnant with her first child, she was plunged into grief when her father murdered her mother in a brutal act of domestic violence.
As she tried to piece her life back together, Amani began pulling at the threads of her story, searching for answers. How had this happened? Where was the justice? Where did her maternal grandmother’s death, in a fatal airstrike in Lebanon only a decade prior, fit into the story? And most importantly, if trauma could be inherited, then why not joy, and hope?
Amani’s book The Mother Wound examines all of this and more, and our conversation today will stay with you long after the episode ends.