The Indigo Press is an independent publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, based in London. Guided by a spirit of internationalism, feminism and social justice, we publish books to make readers see the world afresh, question their behaviour and beliefs, and imagine a better future.
Gina Rushton is an editor, reporter and author living and working on Gadigal land.
She is currently news editor of independent news and analysis website Crikey. She has worked as a journalist for a decade holding reporting or editing roles at Nine, Australian Associated Press, AAP FactCheck, The Australian and BuzzFeed News.
She has also been published in the Guardian, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The Monthly, The West Australian, Business Insider Australia, O&G Magazine and The Saturday Paper.
The Parenthood Dilemma: Decisions in our age of uncertainty
Should we become parents?
This question forces us to reckon with what we love and fear most in ourselves, in our relationships, and in the world.
When Gina Rushton considered this decision, the choice was less straightforward than she had assumed. Her search for an answer only uncovered more complexity.
How do race, gender and class affect our experiences of pregnancy, birth, and parenthood? How do we address the paradox of creating new life on a planet facing catastrophic climate change? How do we navigate uncompromising workplace cultures and the pitfalls of excessive emotional labour? How does our own childhood impact how we choose to parent, if we do so at all?
Drawing on a depth of knowledge gained through her extraordinary work as an award-winning journalist, as well as her personal experiences, Rushton wrote the book she and others needed to transform the discourse around the parenthood dilemma.