On Abortion, Family and Community

This is so spot on…a moving, thoughtful, and painful read.

Freyja's Frenzy

“Scene of Adolfo Pinto’s Family” by Almeida Júnior

When I was 24, I had given birth to my one and only child, a boy. About 3-6 weeks earlier (it’s been about 20 years now) my husband was hospitalized for bipolar disorder with psychotic tendencies. At the time, I was working as an administrative assistant at an investment brokerage firm.

I did receive 3 months of maternity leave, but as I was put on bed rest at approximately 6 month of my pregnancy, I had to go back to work in about a month after I gave birth. The only other option was to go on short term disability and receive a portion of my paycheck until I was able to go back to work. This was not an option, as by this point, my husband was in and out of psychiatric wards, barely able to stay awake or be lucid…

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About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

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