Natalie Yap lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has a B.A. in psychology from Monash University, and has previously worked in performing arts marketing. Her next story will appear in Emerge Literary Journal.
Content by Natalie Yap
BY Natalie Yap
“I tell you, ah girl,” said Auntie Mel, “once you give birth your entire world will change. All the things you thought were important—career, money, even your husband lah—become secondary. Motherhood will become you. Listen to ah yi.”
My mother couldn’t help but chime in. “Yeah yeah. Once I had you everything else melted away.”