*Her story may be a several years old, but if you haven’t heard it, it’s still  a doozy.

For 40 year-old author, Rebecca Walker, having a famous mother has been anything but easy and she’s opening up about just how her difficult life was. She recently shared her experiences with her famous mother Alice Walker.

“I very nearly missed out on becoming a mother – thanks to being brought up by a rabid feminist who thought motherhood was about the worst thing that could happen to a woman,” she revealed to British newspaper Daily Mail.
“My Mom taught me that children enslave women,” she continued. “I grew up believing that children are millstones around your neck, and the idea that motherhood can make you blissfully happy is a complete fairytale.”

These days, the Yale graduate (born Rebecca Leventhal) is the proud mother of a three and a half year-old son named Tenzin with her partner, Glen. Yet, she holds ‘The Color Purple’ novelist responsible for much of her hardships growing up and is working hard at being a totally different type of mother.

“Ironically, my mother regards herself as a hugely maternal woman. Believing that women are suppressed, she has campaigned for their rights around the world,” she noted.

“But, while she has taken care of daughters all over the world and is hugely revered for her public work and service, my childhood tells a very different story. I came very low down in her priorities – after work, political integrity, self-fulfillment, friendships, spiritual life, fame and travel.”

Read the full story of Walker’s memoirs of her mother at the Daily Mail.

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