Avital Norman Nathman is a freelance writer whose working places a feminist lens on a variety of topics, including maternal health, reproductive rights, gender, parenting and pop culture. Her work has been featured in Bitch magazine, Cosmopolitan, DAME, Every Mother Counts, Kveller, The New York Times, CNN, HLNtv.com, RH Reality Check, Offbeat Mama, and more. She writes two weekly columns for SheKnows.com: "The Mamafesto" and "Ask a Raging Feminist." Her first book, The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality was published in January 2014 by Seal Press. Avital is currently at work on her second book that looks at the idea of the "perfect birth" myth and the US birthing industry. Find her tweeting @TheMamafesto

What I'm Listening To: 

Ana Tijoux, Pandora's Broadway Hits station, The Grateful Dead, & some Deedle Deedle Dees tossed in for fun (Historically based awesome kid's music? Yes please!)

What I'm Watching: 

Sense8, Under the Dome (WHY I AM STILL WATCHING THIS?!), and too much reality TV for my own good.