The Divided Heart

The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood

A divided heart; a split self; the sense that to succeed at one means to fail at the other.divided-heart

Do women still confront the attitude that a dedicated artist will avoid having children for the sake of her career? In The Divided Heart, Australia’s most respected artists, writers and actors speak frankly about the wrench between motherhood and their artistic life.

Rachel Power navigates through the divided heart of the artists to reveal the shocking, funny and moving truth of the overwhelming demands of motherhood and the undiminished passion for their work.

This book will resonate with anyone who has ever wondered, ‘Who will I be when this baby is born?’

Artists featured include:

  • Rachel Griffiths
  • Nikki Gemmell
  • Clare Bowditch
  • Sarah Watt
  • Helen Bodycomb amongst many others

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