After the birth of her first child Eula, Molly Caro May experienced several health issues including pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, and hormonal imbalance. As she and her husband navigate new parenthood, Molly also moves between shock, sadness, and anger over her body’s betrayal. She finally identifies the roots of her anguish, which leads to a long-desired conversation with her body in an attempt to balance the physical changes she experiences with the emotional landscape opening up before her. Body Full of Stars is one woman’s story—dark and tender, honest and corporeal— that reveals deeper truths about how disconnected many modern women are from their bodies. It is her “postpartum awakening.” It is also a joyful and tenderhearted celebration.
Molly Caro May runs writing workshops with the aim of democratizing writing. She is the author of The Map of Enough and co-founder of the Thunderhead Writers’ Collective and received a writing fellowship at the Taft Nicholson Environmental Humanities Center. After living in six countries and eight states in the US, she’s now found a home base in Montana where she lives with her husband, two young daughters and Great Dane mutt.