Mother-daughter relationships can be wonderful and powerful. They can also be stressful, challenging, and painful; yet they are often delicate and tender. After losing her mother, Kim shares that strengthening her own mother-daughter relationship was more important than ever. Kim's and Lee's personal reflections in this book from family, to real life challenges, to faith, are attempts to open the dialogue between family members and communities. They share some of their vulnerabilities and pains in hopes that this kind of sharing will encourage others to engage in similar intimate dialogue.
About the Author
Grace Ji-Sun Kim is professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion. She is the author or editor of twenty books, including Invisible (2021), Hope in Disarray (2020), and Keeping Hope Alive (2019). She is a coeditor for the book series "Asian Christianity in the Diaspora" and is an ordained Presbyterian Church (USA) minister. She writes for Sojourners, Wabash Center, Baptist News Global, Spirituality and Health, and Feminist Studies in Religion, and has published in TIME, Huffington Post, Christian Century, US Catholic Magazine, and The Nation. Elisabeth Sophia Lee is a sophomore at Cornell University, where she studies human biology, conducts research in a lab, and is on the executive board for Cornell Undergraduate Research Board and CHAARG. She also is a dancer in the Impact dance troupe, a sister of alpha Kappa Delta Phi, and an intern at Osmosis - Knowledge Diffusion.