Before she became a mom, comic, writer and actor, Jessi Klein remembers hearing people say how completely motherhood would change her life. She listened, but she didn’t really fully understand what they meant until her son was born. “There’s just no way to comprehend how completely your old identity vanishes,” Klein says. “All of the things you do on a daily or minute-to-minute basis — the clothes you wear, the way you think of yourself — it just all kind of has to explode away, because the baby/child [is] so all encompassing.
Comedy writer Jessi Klein reflects on the disorienting experience of new motherhood