The creative process vs productivity

Hey folks, I can write!

For those of you who are new to this space, thanks for being here. The idea is that on a weekly basis I tell you what is happening behind the scenes of my journalistic work, I talk about what I am researching, reading and listening to, what makes me angry and what makes me happy. All of it has to do with my journey as a breastfeeding mother, as I try to understand how children grow into adults, and what we can learn from them.

The problem is, recently, that’s been a struggle for me as I’d hit a bit of a roadblock in my creative process. 

It’s been a few weeks since I published a bigger piece, because nothing seemed relevant enough to write. (This happens to us writers from time to time. My thoughts go to my colleague OluTimehin Adegbeye, who’s had to think of the relevance of her work while police are murdering protesters in Nigeria.)

Thankfully, at The Correspondent we’re not tied to the grind of daily publishing, so if we have nothing relevant to say, we’re not encouraged to write just for the sake of “content”.

Last week, I finally managed to write an article in one sitting. It felt important and relevant to be reflecting on the myths around breastfeeding, and it became even more important after I read this story

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