Some Things: Kids

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Cameron is an illustrator hailing from Ohio. When she’s not drawing, she’s probably very, very quietly having loud thoughts about: queer things, her eventual shop, what to watch next on Netflix, food, names for her future pets, and tumblr.

Cameron has written 76 articles for us.


  1. I’ve often thought about what having kids would be like, but even then they’re just little blurs. I’ve never actually pictured them, even though I think about them quite a lot. Guess wanting to adopt keeps my brain from attaching a visual…?

  2. I’ve never understood why it’s *expected* that I push another human out of my body, as if that’s a totally reasonable request

  3. Idk maybe it’s just because I have issues with my own mom, but I think fantasizing about what your kids are going to look like or be like to be a little weird and counterproductive. The thing about giving birth to an actual, live human is that they’re going to be an individual with their own thoughts, feelings, and desires… Why should I start projecting my expectations onto this person before they’re even BORN? sounds like some straight nonsense to me.

    • please don’t let anyone tell you/start to think yourself that this is an unhealthy coping attitude because of your own family issues… this is one of the most mature mindsets i’ve ever heard on this. tl;dr former teaching industry worker has a lot of issues with the way society acts like kids aren’t autonomous individuals

  4. Not even when we did punnet squares in high school biology class. Only ever spared thought of what conditions I could pass on when people reacted like would be a shame if such a “pretty girl” didn’t pass her looks on which is some 14 Words level bullshit.

  5. omg this is so real. I’m constantly looking at my younger second cousins (many of whom are also mixed like me) to be like “what would my kids look like??” and then going “eh, don’t really care…”

  6. I do, but I always picture them as a little me, because that’s who I’m really protecting by not having them. Me, but also the parts of me they’d have to have, weather they were visible or not

  7. “I don’t understand the template I’m working with.” I feel this so hard! I’m also first generation mixed race, and many people think I look nothing like my mother. I think this actually contributed to me spending quite a bit of thought as an adolescent about how my future kids might turn out. Would people also think that they didn’t “belong” with me?

    As an adult I now know a lot more mixed folks, and honestly I do pay attention when someone with a similar mixed racial background as me has kids because I’m still curious. But I’m also now aware that ultimately, all this thinking is probably moot because childbirth is one of my top fears of all time.

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