Sunday, July 5, 2015

Ask Baba Yaga: What Does It Mean To Be A Mother?

I could have written today's question more than a few times... and yes: pastel EVERYTHING. What is that about? 

Oh and you should know, if you don't already, Baba Yaga is, in fact, a mother as well, so this should be interesting.

Here's today's question and answer (via poet and oracle Taisia Kitaiskaia* of The Hairpin):
(Originally posted at The Hairpin HERE)

You know, I'm not one for writing things on mirrors, but this statement would be wonderfully (awfully?) empowering to see when I have to face it. 

What do you think of Baba Yaga's advice?

Want to ask Baba Yaga a question of your own?
You can!
There's now an email address where you can send your questions
directly to Baba Yaga herself.
AskBabaYaga AT gmail DOT com
To encourage Baba Yaga to continue imparting her no-bones-about-it wisdom (ok, there may be some gristle in there... bones too), I suggest we not to leave her box empty... 

Thank you Baba Yaga (& Taisia).

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. Born in Russia and raised in America, she's had her poems and translations published in Narrative Magazine, Poetry International, and others.


  1. I think Baba Yaga's advice is perfect. :-)

  2. As always...the best!

  3. You have generated life and death in your guts! You are a goddess, so threatening in your mysterious greatness that the uninitiated cower behind passive-aggressive comments and flagrant displays of ignorance!

    These are the kinds of things I like to say to myself since becoming a mother. :) I like Baba Yaga's attitude.