To have or not to have: Sheila Heti’s ‘Motherhood’ and Jacqueline Rose’s ‘Mothers’

Heti’s novel asks if a woman should have a child; Rose’s nonfiction considers how society treats her if she does

The death doula

Annie Whitlocke is helping to break the silence around grief and dying

How to speak ‘farm’

Warning: grubby work comes with grubby language

The amazing true story of a sex ed outrage

Why did a children’s book published three years ago suddenly go viral?

A few questions before you go

How do we decide how we die?

The snip

It’s a simple procedure, but having a vasectomy can raise questions of masculinity and equality

Why she broke

The woman, her children and the lake: Akon Guode’s tragic story

Arrested development

James Packer has been down, but he’s not out

Not-church on time

The Weekly Service offers a different kind of communion

The hand of faith

In 1980 a giant gold nugget changed the Hillier family’s fortunes