‘All the mythic versions of women, from the myth of the redeeming purity of the virgin to that of the healing, reconciliatory mother, are consolatory nonsenses; and consolatory nonsense seems to me a fair definition of myth, anyway. Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods.’
– Angela Carter, The Sadeian Woman
Shona McCombes is a writer, editor and perpetual student from Glasgow, Scotland.
Consolatory Nonsense is a collection of reflections on stories and how they’re told, with a recurring fixation on the feminine.