In a recent interview with the German newspaper Tagesspiegel, the artist Marina Abramovic said that bearing children would ruin her career. “I had three abortions because I was sure it would be catastrophic for my work, she said. — The human body and so a limited amount of energy, and I had to cut it in two.”
But Hein Koh, an artist from Brooklyn, said Marina clearly posting their photo, which she also feeds her twins and is at work on Instagram and Facebook.
“When my twins were 5 weeks despite the sleepless nights and frequent feeding (every 2-3 hours 20-45 minutes), I still continued to work and fulfill their orders! Marina believes that children interfere with creativity, but it is not so!”.
“Whatever it was, the birth of children does not prevent the person to continue to do art or favorite work. For some reason, if a woman has a baby, society sees it as its victim. But in the modern world it is not so uncommon when the children do not have to take care of mom. New model of family allows you to do and fathers, that promotes the equal distribution of caring responsibilities for children. The ability to bear children and to remain a successful woman is quite compatible.”
“I planned my schedule so that I always have time for communication with children and time on my work and other things I have to do during the day, says Koch. — Of course, child care is the priority by default. Not everyone has children and I realize how lucky I am in this, so I’m simply not wasting my time on nonsense.”
“We all have to think primarily about what’s best for us and our families. I’m just living my life. I know that I have some limitations, but I’m doing everything I can in these conditions. People should just leave mom alone so they choose when and how to go about their business. Regardless of personal choice, I believe that women should always support each other and give advice, instead of attacking it”.