In this short response, I connect my own mother-daughter story to Nicollini's article. Drawing on Silin and Stewart, I consider the ways that vulnerabilities lead to expression and a fluency of thought. In particular, how Covid-19 draws out affective intensities that lead to compositions. Inspired by Nicollini's honest and brave framing of her anxieties about her child, I reflected on a similar sense of fear and deep sadness years ago, at a different time and place.
Rowsell, J. (2021). Mapping Common Grounds Between Mother and Child: A Response to Alyssa Niccolini. Occasional Paper Series, 2021 (45). Retrieved from https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2021/iss45/15