Kin exists beyond a restricted definition of blood relation. Family can be founded in a sense of community and belonging, no matter who mothered you. With this said family expectations can easily come from close loved ones we have in our lives. In Sula by Toni Morrison we witness Nel Wright battle with not only the family rejection and fear of female liberation but also the expectation to exclusively be free within her female friendship with Sula Peace. For her, certainly not did a woman love a woman as they loved one another. When she felt solitary after the loss of her baby, she lived more for Sudha and obtainable the support that she could give lacking any inhibitions.
The state or relationship of being a sister or sisters. All rights reserved. Ecclesiastical Terms a religious body or society of sisters, esp a community, order, or congregation of nuns. Copyright , , by Random House, Inc. Examples : sisterhood of canting females, ; of churches, ; of Holy nuns, ; of planets seven Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright The Gale Group, Inc.
It may just be the longest relationship of your life, and the one that gives you as much grief as pleasure. The sibling bond, long ignored by researchers, is now thought to be one of the most important in our lives. No other peer relationship involves a shared upbringing, shared genes and shared secrets.
A sibling relationship is likely to be the most enduring of our lives. The impact they have on our young and adult lives is enormous — they shape our history and our character, to a far greater extent than is usually acknowledged. Relationships with siblings are ineradicably fixed in our psyches.