Petra Bueskens Petra Bueskens Petra Bueskens, PhD is an academic, psychotherapist and writer. She is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Melbourne, a Psychotherapist in private practice and the author of Modern Motherhood and Women's Dual Identities (Routledge, 2018). She has also edited three anthologies, and written numerous book chapters and articles on motherhood, psychoanalysis, social and political theory. In addition to her academic work Petra is also a free-lance writer with op-ed articles published in Areo Magazine, New Matilda, The Huffington Post, The Conversation and others. She is currently developing a podcast called 'The Maternal Feminist'. Petra lives in regional Victoria on the edge of the Wombat State Forest with her two children Sophia and Tom. She also has a young adult daughter Mia. She loves to spend time in her garden with her children, dog, cats and chickens.